05 December 2009

all because of what peter said...

excerpts taken from acts 2:38-47

v 41:" those who accepted his (peter's) message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day."

v 42:"they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship"....

v 44:"all the believers were together and had everything in common."

v 46:"every day they continued to meet together"..."ate together with glad and sincere hearts,"

v 47:..."and the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved."

wow! did you catch all that? this takes place shortly after the Holy Spirit comes at pentecost. peter calls for people to "repent and be baptized" (acts 2:38) and they did it. not only that, they then continued to gather together because they had so much in common. they wanted to be there. it doesn't say that they occassionally gathered or did so monthly. no, it was done daily.

daily gathering together

praying together

breaking bread together

sharing in fellowship together

all because of what peter said.

can you imagine the pull your heart must feel when you're subjected to something like that?

wanting....desiring....needing to be there, to feel fulfilled.

selling everything to give to those in need.

knowing that there's no other place you'd rather be.

feeling satisfied and content.

and praising God throughout it all.

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