The Early Church
Read Acts 4:32-37.
Acts gives us a picture of the early church and how it functioned. What strikes you most about how the believers interacted with one another? How does this model compare to believers today? What are similarities and differences between how you see the church operating today versus the church as described in Acts 4?
Read Acts 4:32-37 again, slowly.
Spend some time in prayer for the body today. Lift up your brothers and sisters in Christ. Ask God to show us how to operate as one body. Ask Him for His guidance for the church, that we would function as He intended.
Write down what the Lord says to you as you spend time pouring over the church.
What things do you see people lacking today both inside and outside of the church? How can you affect those situations?
Ask God to orchestrate and organize His body of believers to operate in ways the most glorify Him and show His love to others.
What has God spoken to you about as you’ve read and prayed through these Scriptures?