In Acts 2:42 we see that four specific things dominated the thrust of the early church. Today so many things like building maintenance, upkeep, and programs dominate our churches time and budget. Continuing steadfastly in the apostles doctrine gives us the idea that they were devoted to not only keeping correct doctrine, but also they applied correct doctrine. They allowed it to change their lives. Then they were devoted to fellowship, not just spending time together, but being connected to each other in a partnership, for encouragement, growth, stimulation, and to challenge each other.
Then it says breaking of bread, this of course was a reference to the Lord’s Supper. On a regular basis they reminded themselves of Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross, and used this as an opportunity to repent and confess sin. They knew the one thing that could destroy their fellowship and weaken their power was sin. The final activity that was extremely important in the early church was prayer.
We would do well to focus on these 4 activities.
Have a great week!