W G S – Groups – Rusty Hutson, February 4, 2018
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
There’s ONE WORD that stands out to me in these verses –
They were together at the temple courts – or church
They met together in each other’s homes.
GROUP LIFE INCLUDES SEVERAL THINGS THAT WE NEED AS BELIEVERS:
- FELLOWSHIP – Included Eating together; laughing together; getting to know one another
- SUPPORT – spur one another on, encouraging one another
- LEARNING – Ecclesiastes 4 – Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. 11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.