COASTLINE BAPTIST CHURCH
They Were Added
January 9, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Acts 2:41-47,

They Were Added

January 9, 2022 / Pastor Stephen Chappell / Acts 2:41-47

“They Were Added” – Acts 2:41-47

Acts 2:41-47 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

As people of faith, we find our agreement, assignment, and alignment from our Lord.

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

I. We Must Be

Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

Baptism speaks of identification and association. Baptism identifies us with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, and it associates us with others who believe the same.

James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

II. We Must

Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Matthew 25:21b Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

You will know how engaged you are in the work of Christ by how devoted you are to “continuing” in worship with His church.

III. We Must

Acts 2:43-47 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Acts 4:34-35 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

Engaged Christians are to have a heart for those around them who could use some care in a time of need – an earmark of authentic faith.

John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

There is nothing more caring you can do for something who has yet to meet Jesus than to share Him with them.

 

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