Acts 2:42 is a favorite children’s Bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind this verse?
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”
Luke wrote the book of Acts to provide the historical account of coming of the Holy Spirit after Jesus ascension into heaven and how the Holy Spirit empowered the beginning and expansion of the church.
Following Jesus ascension into heaven and the coming of the Holy Spirit, Peter preached a message about Jesus to the assembled group of Jews. Many responded to his message about Jesus and their need to turn to Christ.
In Acts 2:42, Luke described the keys to spiritual growth for these new believers. You can tell your children these are like eating the right foods so they can grow up strong.
– (Devoted to apostles teaching) They got to know Jesus by listening to the apostles who had been there with Him.
– (Fellowship) The spent time with other believers so they could encourage each other and help each other grow.
– (Meals together) They took meals together from house to house and worshipped Jesus who had provided everything they needed.
– (Prayer) They spent time talking to Jesus.
Now you know the story behind Acts 2:42.
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