42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Have you ever been devoted to something? Education? Career? Hobby? Business? Relationship? What was the outcome of your devotion?
What do you think God’s vision for the church is?
Read Acts 2:42-47
When you read about the early church and their devotion, what stands out to you? How would you compare this picture of a believer’s engagement with the church to your current engagement with the church?
Read Acts 2:43
Has there ever been a time in your life that you have been filled with awe at what God’s been doing around you? Did that moment change how you engaged with others? Did it change how you engaged with the church?
The early church was defined by the followers’ invitation to the outside world to experience the power of God through signs, wonders, and relational community. How can you as a community begin to invite others into this experience?
Take some time to pray and ask God for three names of people that he is calling you to invite into this experience of the church.