With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:40-47
When you think about the members and friends of First Presbyterian Church, how would you describe our fellowship of believers? Let’s see if we can answer yes to the following questions: Do we follow the ways the early Christians did in Acts 2:40-47? Do we baptize new members, infants, and children? Do we devote ourselves to teaching and fellowship? Do we regularly break bread and have prayer together? Do we give to those in need? Do we meet together on a regular basis? Do we get together for fellowship outside the walls of First Presbyterian Church? Do we praise God together?
Friends, I would say that First Presbyterian Church does a wonderful job living in the fellowship of the believers. We come together weekly in praise to our Lord in corporate worship, but we also offer various Christian Education programs for all ages, baptizing new members, celebrating with fellowship meals, giving to those in need through our various feeding ministries, and also joining in outside fellowship as well. We truly do come together to worship our Lord and gather as Christians to share His love with others.
This week when you’re flipping through your bulletin, take a few extra moments and read Acts 2:40-47, then go through and highlight all of the various activities that First Presbyterian Church is doing to bring these verses to life.
Lord we pray that we can be actively involved in the life of the church and help lead others to Christ as well. Encourage us to take an active role in reaching out and participating in various programs and events as we grow in our own walk of faith. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.