Acts 2: 41-47
41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. 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.
When we attend Church we must participate in even the least of activities to show that we belong. Peter, after his post-Pentecost address, was asked by the new converts: ”What shall we do?” It was voluntary. It was out of their own conviction and surrender. So Peter led them through: Repent, be baptized, and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, separating from the practices of our perverse world.
This is the foundation of the first and true Christian Fellowship in Acts 2.They were willing to DO! They shared their possessions with the poor, rejoicing and praising God, followed by miracles and growth. Are we close to achieving this standard?
Nevertheless today’s Christian Church has been a place for help: Saving souls, feeding the poor, counseling, education, spiritual and moral upbringing etc. We rejoice in the Lord, pray for one another, intercede for the World, plus a lot more. We won’t trade the peace of mind for the rough groups out there. Hebrews 10:25 encourages Christian Fellowship especially as we wait for Christ’s Coming. We must enjoy this major family for believers where lives have been repaired. A Christian Church must provide Christian Fellowship.
May the Lord continue to shower us with the Power of Pentecost in order for us to build up a Strong and Effective Christian Fellowship. Let Brotherly Love Continue. Hebrews 13:1