The Fellowship of Believers

by LA UBF   02/20/2010     0 reads



JBF Acts Bible Study                                                                                Lecture 3


Acts 2:42-47

Key Verse 2:42 “They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

Look v. 42.  What did the Apostles teach? (Mt. 28:20; Jn. 13:34; Acts 2:23-24,36; 1 Cor 15:1-4) Why do you think the believers devoted themselves to the apostles teaching? To the fellowship?  To the breaking of bread?  And to prayer?

Look at v. 43. Why was everyone “filled with awe”?  What role did “wonders” and “miraculous signs” play in this fellowship of believers?  (Acts 2:22, Mark 16:20) Look at vs. 44-45.  What does it mean that they “had everything in common”?  Why did the believers act this way?

Look at v. 46a. The word “together” is repeated three times throughout this passage. How often did they meet together?  What do you think they were doing when they met together in the temple courts? Look at v. 46b. Where else did they meet and what did they do?  What does this show about the Christian life? How does this reveal the work of the Spirit among the believers? (Gal. 5:22) 

Look at v. 47.  Why was the believers’ praise to God so heartfelt?  Why did they have the favor of all the people?  How was God using this fellowship of believers?