13/10/11 Nehemiah 9-10; Acts 2
S: Acts 2:42-47 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Suppert), and to prayer.
A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity—
all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.
O: The first congregation of Christians lived as a commune. Later in Acts, we see how this system broke down as the community got too large.
A: The principle remains, however, that we should care for one another and share with one another like a family. "Love one another as I have loved you," Jesus told us.
While it's impractical as the body of Christ got bigger to live in a commune like this, we should still be the people known by our love.
P: Father, help me love as You have loved us. In Jesus' name, amen.
Note: this is using the SOAP method. For more information, see this page (not written by me.)