The community of believers
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42
One of the most important traits of the early church was the devotion they had. This passage goes on the detail their activities including meeting daily. They had such a great appetite for spiritual life and zeal for worship and learning.
It was this devotion that helped establish the church with power and effectiveness. This is an example for us today.
When God’s people enthusiastically give themselves to the work of God’s kingdom, their whole world changes.
The power of God
Throughout the book, we see God’s power manifested in the ministry of the apostles.
This was clearly described as the Holy Spirit indwelling and empowering.
And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. Acts 5:14–15
So much was happening in the church during those days and the healing ministry that Jesus inaugurated was carried on. The early disciples had witnessed the power of God to heal and they considered it natural that God’s power was not diminished just because Jesus was no longer with them.
They demonstrated incredible faith as they ministered in this way.
✍️🔵Mrs. Kalaiselvi Balakrishnan in Jesus Christ 🔵🙏