Read Acts 2 today.

Acts 2:42-47 NLT[42] All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. [43] A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. [44] And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. [45] They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. [46] They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity- [47] all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.
As I read this text this morning, I was reminded of when I was involved in some training for starting new churches. One of the common traits of new churches is the enthusiasm of the early congregation for what they are doing. The people are so open to following God’s leading, that God accomplishes amazing things through them.
And then something happens. Over time we begin to focus more on what we did than what God is doing. The difference is significant. Who gets the credit? Is it something we did, or is it something God did through us? Is the emphasis on the past or the present? In the midst of these subtle shifts, life of the church begins to fade.
We see what was happening in the early church. What is happening in your church?