In Acts 2 we read how the early church experienced a tidal wave of change. People who previously didn’t know each other were brought together in unity and community even as their worlds were rocked and changed radically and yet they thrived and were part of a movement that spread like wildfire across the known world at that time. And it wasn’t because they were different from the rest of us and got all giddy and full of giggles because they saw change as the most exciting thing they could experience. They grew and thrived in spite of the changes that happened to them which would have been most uncomfortable, in fact causing some to lose their lives. What was it that caused this little fledgling church to expand as it did? There are lessons we can learn from the experiences of the early church. Experiences that not only helped them cope with the life altering changes that were taking place but enabled them to grow and thrive even as change increased - disrupting their lives forever.