Acts 2:42-47 (JDV)
Acts 2:42 They stayed busily engaged in the missionaries’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.
Acts 2:43 Every throat was filled with fear, and many marvels and signs were being performed through the missionaries.
Acts 2:44 Now all the believers were at the same place and held all things in common.
Acts 2:45 They were selling their possessions and property and divided up the proceeds among everyone, whenever any had need.
Acts 2:46 Every day they stayed busily engaged, meeting together with the same passion in the temple, and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with delight and sincerity of heart,
Acts 2:47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. Every day the Lord added to the same place those who were being rescued.
We could transform our individual spiritual lives, our congregations, and our community if we seriously applied merely two words of this passage. Those two words are “every day.”
The Pentecost congregation got into the word every day.
They stayed connected with each other every day.
They ate with each other every day.
They prayed for each other every day.
They shared with the needy whenever a need presented itself.
They met at the temple every day.
They went from house to house every day.
They praised God every day.
They enjoyed the favor of the community every day.
It should come as no surprise, then, that the Lord added to their numbers, not weekly, but daily. They were a congregation on a mission. That is the kind of congregation the Lord wants to add to.
Lord, make us a congregation on a mission. Instill in us a passion that cannot be fulfilled on a mere weekly basis.