And they devoted themselves to the apostles teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to the prayers. Acts 2:42 HCSB
Eating together has always been an important part of Baptist life. Traditionally in our day, fried chicken seems to be the staple food for many Baptist gatherings. Additionally, Baptist have always placed an importance on Sunday School. Everyone is encouraged to participate in a small group Bible study. Also of importance is prayer which should be an important part of any believer’s life.
This verse tells about the activities of the early church. They spent time studying and discussing the teachings of the apostles, fellowshipping together, breaking of bread, and praying. This provides insight into the priorities of the early church. The activities identified in this passage should define the priorities of the church today.
Challenge: These activities should define the life of any believer. Are you spending time studying God’s Word? Are you involved in a small group Bible study? Enjoy the fellowship of being in a local church. Spend time lifting your praise and concerns to the Lord in prayer.