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Who added?

08 Apr

42 The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. 43 A sense of awe came over everyone. God performed many wonders and signs through the apostles. 44 All the believers were united and shared everything. 45 They would sell pieces of property and possessions and distribute the proceeds to everyone who needed them. 46 Every day, they met together in the temple and ate in their homes. They shared food with gladness and simplicity. 47 They praised God and demonstrated God’s goodness to everyone. The Lord added daily to the community those who were being saved. (Acts 2:42-47, CEB)

The believers, or followers of the Way, devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles’, to the community, to eating together, and prayers. Awe from God filled the gathering.

They were together for meals and held each other up. They prayed and learned together.

They worshipped God and learned about who they were as individuals and together in God.

And because of all of this, these believers added new believers to their ranks every day. No that isn’t what the passage says. It says, “The Lord added daily to the community those who were being saved.” God added to their number because they were doing/being who God needed them to be.

Learn from God, be with God and the community around God, pray and eat together. Then be amazed at what God does!

Love People. Love God.

 

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