Week of August 27 - Day 4

Day 4--Read: Acts 2:42-43

 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.

Reflect: What strong evidences of small group community do you see here in these verses?

Consider: God gave the new believers each other. True fellowship is so much more than having coffee and cookies together; it is life together, even at personal sacrifice. The first believers gave their time, their possessions, their money—themselves, their fellowship—to each other.4

Respond: Which of these actions—fellowship, worship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism—do you more naturally gravitate toward? Why is the balance of all five important for the individual Christian and the church as a whole?

 

 

4  Philip A. Bence, Acts: A Bible Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition (Indianapolis, IN: Wesleyan Publishing House, 1998), 47.