"With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all." (Acts 4:33)
After Jesus rose from the dead, He did
something else miraculous... He handed off His
perfect ministry and message to imperfect people.
As God, He knew we'd mess it up and get
distracted - yet He has a rather awesome faith in us
to run with it. The Holy Spirit came upon the first
Christians, and they formed a new community that
was radically devoted to Him, each other, and a world
in need of hope... thousands were saved daily.
Whenever the church throughout history has had its
greatest impact, it's resembled these people who shared their stuff, met together regularly, and prayed that the world would change, starting first in them.
Can you imagine the impact of a church
with such a Connection?