Week 1. Monday: Devoted
PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word.
READ: Acts 2:42
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words
Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words.
Make a list of the keys words/phrases and think about what they mean.
Snapshot: In this verse, Luke begins to describe the unwavering devotion (Greek: proskartereō) of the early church. The early followers of Jesus were first of all devoted to hearing, reading, and applying God’s word (the apostles’ teaching). Fellowship (Greek: koinōnia) refers to participation and sharing things between believers. Breaking bread refers to families getting together in homes to share meals and take communion. Prayer refers to corporate prayer (in large and small groups) and individual prayer.
APPLY: What is this passage calling me to do?
What do you think it means to be devoted to God’s Word?
In what ways are we called to fellowship (participate) in your church?
In what ways can you be more involved?
Read Hebrews 10:23-25. What does this passage say about being devoted to meeting together as a church? How devoted are you to your church?
PRAY: Ask God to help you be more devoted to Him and His church.