Africans, like Americans, love to eat. And in West Africa they enjoy spicy foods like groundnut soup and yam fu fu, plantain fritters and dried crayfish. They love to make stews and mix all kinds of stuff together in one big pot. But their favorite dish is chicken and rice.
This morning we conclude our series called Birthmarks of the Church with a look at the early church's passion for praise. The first faith community was devoted to praising God, publicly and privately, in good times and in bad times, anytime for that matter.
When I was attending seminary down in Texas it wasn't unusual to drive past churches that would often hold revival meetings. They'd have big banners outside advertising that revival starts Monday night at 7 o'clock and goes every night of the week.