The early church and her beginning
When we read Luke’s second letter to Theophilus (Acts) we see the wonderful beginning and spread of Christianity. Peter as well as the rest of the disciples are full of the Holy Spirit and they are in the city of Jerusalem. The occasion is Pentecost and only a few weeks have past since the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Peter begins to preach at Pentecost to those Jews who were responsible for killing the Christ (Acts 2:14). His powerful, inspired message convicts certain ones in the crowd and they respond by asking the question “Men and brethren what shall we do”? Peter responds “repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:37-38). They that gladly received the word (his teaching) were baptized (Acts 2:41).
Lets us now pay close attention to what these now Christians did after obeying the gospel.
“And they continued steadfastly in the Apostles DOCTRINE, FELLOWSHIP, BREAKING OF THE BREAD, AND PRAYERS (Acts 2:42 Emp. B.B). If we are going to be like the early church we too must devote ourselves just like they did. It is for this cause that I have written four different articles focusing on each one of these very important parts of Christianity.