The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching,
to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. (Acts 2:42)
In Acts chapter 2, we find an amazing story. We are told that on the day of Pentecost, the apostle Peter and other disciples were given the gift of the Holy Spirit and began to announce the good news of Jesus Christ to all those gathered in Jerusalem. The result was overwhelming: three thousand were added to the number of disciples that very day. And the outcome was unity, as we see in verse 42: “The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers.”
These new believers learned from Peter and the other apostles. They gathered together with other believers. They shared the common meal that Jesus taught his disciples to observe, and they prayed.
Four simple acts. Discipleship. Fellowship. Worship. Prayer.
These four acts remain key for all who follow Jesus. As you walk with Jesus or explore what it means to follow him, find a group of believers. Hang out with them. Ask them to teach you about Christianity. Learn about the Lord’s meal. And pray, asking God to help you as you seek out truth.
Lord God, give me the desire to devote myself to your teaching,
to the church, to the common table, and to prayer. Amen.