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Following Jesus – Prayer

by gbrinkman

As we come to the final practice of the original church listed in our Key text of Acts 2:42, we should also bear in mind that this also has individual and corporate applications.  It is a very big subject with varied opinions on what constitutes prayer.  My attempt here is to show what the Word […]

Following Jesus – The Breaking of Bread – Worship

by gbrinkman

In our consideration of the practices of the very first group of Christian converts, we come to what our key text of Acts 2:42 calls “the breaking of bread.”  As before, there are both individual and corporate considerations, but in this article, I will restrict myself to the individual exercise. The breaking of bread is […]

Following Jesus – Fellowship

by gbrinkman

As we continue to examine the Christian lifestyle adopted by the very first group of Christian converts, we come to the consideration of individual fellowship with God.  God has called us out of death and into life, and into fellowship with himself.  But what does that mean? The Greek word for fellowship here is the […]

Following Jesus – “The Apostle’s Doctrine” – The Word of God

by gbrinkman

As we consider the four main practices of the Christian disciple, as seen in our key verse of Acts 2:42 (They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.), we should remember that these have both individual and corporate implementation.  Because the corporate practices […]

What does it mean to follow Jesus?

by gbrinkman

The story recorded in Acts 2 gives a great model of discipleship by showing us what the very first group of Christians did among themselves.  Verse 42 reads:  “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (NASB) This says several things about discipleship, but the […]