Acts 2:42 is an oft quoted passage for good reason. It speaks of the 4 fold aspect of the Christian’s life (apostles’ teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, prayer). This is a great verse to evaluate our own health as Christians and ask, are we devoted to each of these with our church? The question is not do we do them, but are we devoted to them? Am I devoted to the apostles’ teaching? Do I regularly attend worship in an Evangelical Church where the preaching is from the Bible and exegetical in nature? Am I devoted to the fellowship, that is, the body of believers in such a way that I view my things (which are God’s provision) as a gift for the good of all? Do I share lives with other Christians within my small group and church? Am I devoted to the breaking of bread, that is, the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper as a real means of grace that nourishes my soul and brings me into the spiritual presence of Christ and proclaims my unity with the body of Christ? And the gut punch for most of us, am I devoted to the prayers? Am I regularly in prayer, praising God and redirecting my life toward the coming of God’s kingdom, petitioning God for things in light of His kingdom? Am I devoted to listening to God in prayer?
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. (Acts 2:42 ESV)
McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Jos 22, Acts 2, Jer 11, Mt 25