Acts 2:41–47 (ESV) 41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
This is a powerful passage. I hope to do two things: I want to explore the actions of these first disciples, and then I want us to examine the results of those actions.
Ask yourself this question: What is my idea of being a member of a church? What does the picture of a biblical church member look like in my mind? Now ask yourself this: Is my vision the same as God’s vision? What is God really looking for in a church member?