“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 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, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:42-47)
The church (Body of Christ) is inseparable. We need each other and there is no better time to be together as now in consideration of the hostility around us.
As a church, we are the light of the world, like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. The light deems when we are not together. But there is power when we are united and of one accord because we are together connecting to the true light, who is Jesus Christ Himself.
The writer of Hebrews in the 10th chapter writes, “And let us not neglect our meeting together as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near,” (Hebrews 10:25).
Why there was such a daily growth to the First Century Church as recorded in the Book of Acts in the 2nd chapter? There is power and growth when believers are united and are in one accord.
Some take-aways from this passage are, the believers continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and in the breaking of bread and prayers. And as a result, fear of the Lord came upon them, and many wonders and signs were performed by the apostles and all that believed were together and had all things in common. Verse 47 says, “And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”
I encourage the church (the Body of Christ) to continue steadfastly in the word, prayer, breaking of bread together. And let me add, as we learn to know more of our God, there is nothing that could hold us back from worshipping Him.
You can’t be a strong believer isolating yourself from the rest of the Body members. The members are interrelated and depended upon each other. And they are stronger together as Christ is the Head of the Body.
If you are a child of God and don’t currently belong to a church, find a Bible-base teaching church and be part of that family. Your isolation is vulnerable to the enemy whose mission is to steal, kill and destroy.