The start of the “church age” was a very exciting time and we can read about this all through the Book of Acts.
We can read an early account where about three thousand people were saved (Acts 2 v 41).
We also read about many wonders and signs being done by the apostles (Acts 2 v 43).
In between these two verses we read what the church were doing, what the believers where taking part in.
They were in fellowship, breaking bread together (taking communion or having meals) and in prayer (Acts 2 v 42).
But first in this list was continuing stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine.
They were concentrating on the teaching of the apostles, which is what doctrine means.
They were focusing on the fundamental teachings from the leaders of the church.
These teachings are what we now know as the New Testament epistles; a major part of the Word of God.
This is where we read about our forgiveness, our righteousness; where we read that we have all we need for life and godliness.
This is where we read about the love that God has for us.
There are many things that go on in church today that is not on this list in Acts 2 v 24.
I am not saying that these are wrong, however they should not be given priority over the items in the list, especially continuing steadfastly in the Word of God.
Speak this out today….”Thank you Lord for your Word, your inspired Holy Scripture and thank you that understanding of this is what will change my life”.
Acts 2 v 42…..And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers