Acts 2:42 says, “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Luke uses summary statements at key points in both the Gospel of Luke and in Acts. Acts 2:42 epitomizes the things that produced health and growth. We use this template to focus on essentials of devotion. The early church was not inward focused or outward focused; it was upward focused. The God-centered community was a compelling witness to God’s truth and grace. We long to be the same.
For a more detailed presentation, read “Why Acts 2:42 is Our Ministry Model.”