Acts 2:42, "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."
Every team has a roster. Players don't hop from team to team. They commit to one another and work together to expand their team's ability to win. Why then, when it comes to joining God's team, are so many self-proclaimed Christians afraid to commit to church membership? The local church is a crucial part of God's strategic plan for our spiritual growth. Therefore, commitment to membership injects what the church needs most-Christ-followers united by one Spirit, willing to do whatever it takes to serve seekers and build believers. This is exactly what was happening in the first church recorded in Acts 2. People joined together to worship, pray, serve, extend generosity, and share life experiences with one another under the authority of God's Word. And due to their passion and devotion to one another, God rapidly increased their numbers as new people joined the church daily. At Fellowship Church, we encourage commitment to God's house in the same way as the Acts 2 community of believers. Have you made that commitment? Have you joined God's winning team? Because when you do, you will be amazed by all of the exciting and miraculous things God will do in and through your life!
Acts 2 details the coming of the Holy Spirit, Peter's message that led many to Christ, and the fellowship among believers during the first days of the early church. Read the entire chapter to see all that happened. Let this serve as a reminder that you also have a story to share. Then pray for opportunities to share your story with those lacking the hope and joy that's only found in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for creating the local church, a place where I can experience Your love and acceptance. Help me to remain steadfastly committed to serving seekers and building believers so that Your house may be full. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.