OUR DEVOTION
Acts 2:42-47

July 25, 2021
Libin Abraham, Guest and Former Pastor Multi-Site SCBC

INTRODUCTION

  • Acts 2:42-47 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles. 44 Now all the believers were together and held all things in common. 45 They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple, and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with joyful and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. Every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.

  • Devotion is love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity or cause.

 Vertical Devotion: Devoted to God’s Word and corporate worship

 

Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to the prayers.

  • 1 Peter 2:2 Like newborn infants, desire the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow up into your salvation
  • Acts 2:46 Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple…
  • Ephesians 5:19 …speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music with your heart to the Lord.
  1. Horizontal Devotion: Devoted to sharing life with each other and for each other.

Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.

  • Faith is personal but not individualistic.
  • Acts 2:44-46 Now all the believers were together and held all things in common. They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple, and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with joyful and sincere hearts
  • The core of the Christian community is not convenient love, but costly.
  • Acts 2:43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles.
  • Acts 2:47b Every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.