Read. Acts 2:42-47
42 The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. 43 A sense of awe came over everyone. God performed many wonders and signs through the apostles. 44 All the believers were united and shared everything. 45 They would sell pieces of property and possessions and distribute the proceeds to everyone who needed them. 46 Every day, they met together in the temple and ate in their homes. They shared food with gladness and simplicity. 47 They praised God and demonstrated God’s goodness to everyone. The Lord added daily to the community those who were being saved.
Reflect. When the Holy Spirit fell among the followers of Jesus, the Spirit created a whole new kind of community. It is a community marked by sharing, prayers, miracles, communal property, caring, eating. What do you notice about this first church community? What would it have been like to be a member of this first expression of Church? How often did they gather? What implications do you think this could have for you and your church? What do you think the church today can learn from this picture of church in Acts?
COMMUNITY PRAYER LIST
Doug. Bobby. Collier. Glenn. Adam. Mary. Clyde. Linda. Betty Carolyn. Jeff. Albert. Richard. Lois. Ross. Frances Atkins Tiny. Donald. Bill. Barbara. Andreas. Baker Family.