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 possessions and property 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 2:42-47)
I’m excited to return to church in April after my husband gets his second COVID vaccination. We’ve decided to attend Central Christian Church in Ocala, FL, whose purpose is simply to “B” Jesus. There are 4 B’s involved in being the body of Christ: To Believe, Belong, Become and Bless.
This early church with 3,120 members, but adding members daily, was an ideal church. Is your church like it? Is it filled with excitement that Jesus saves and everything is possible for those who believe. Our pastors should be devoted to teaching Scripture so we can transform who we are and become more like Jesus. Members should share their homes for eating and worship and have goals to bless because the one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.
Many go to church wishing to be blessed. But if we go praying for the Holy Spirit to give us power to bless others, we’ll be a positive force creating an atmosphere of belonging. It is then that we’ll be greatly blessed ourselves. “We belong to each other, and each needs all the others.” (Romans 12:5b) As a church, we can bless many.
Father God, I know you’ll bless me with a church where I can bless others, praise you, and learn more about you. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit whose power will allow me to become more like Jesus and bless others. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen
2 thoughts on “Daily Devotional Acts 2:42-47 – Why is going to church important? – Free Online Bible Study – Commentary in easy English – Day 456”
I know you are looking forward to returning to church since you are back in Ocala and you will also be protected from COVID. I am still struggling with the whole church thing. I will continue to pray about church. I am also continuing to pray that people will be careful and cautious so COVID does not get worse again. When I get my second shot, I will still continue to wear a mask in public.
There must be a reason why you struggle with church. If God wants you to go to church, he will lead you to the right one. I know you are happy you were brought up going to church, but it is good you are praying about it. I said a prayer for you about church and the other issues in your life. I also prayed for your husband. I will also continue to wear a mask, perhaps not always, but in places where I might be at high risk for catching something. It has been nice not suffering from colds or other viruses. Blessings, I love you, Jody