They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
I am trying to envision the scene of this passage. I can see a group of believers who are incredibly intertwined in each others’ lives and passionately interconnected. I see people who are desperately seeking God together and who devote themselves day and night to being more like Christ. I can see them praising God together, serving together and simply enjoying life to its fullest!
At the end of the passage it says that “the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” I have to think that this group of believers were contagious! By that I mean their joy, their wisdom, their passion were pouring out of them and people were curious! The Holy Spirit was working so deeply in their lives, and people wanted to know where their joy, peace, patience, selflessness and wholeness came from.
As Christians, are our lives contagious? Are we so full of love, peace and joy that it just flows out of us? Does the faith that we hold to and live out make other people curious for Christ or turn in digust?
I recommend we live as the “Fellowship of Believers” and make people curious for Christ!