You have finished reading the four gospels. Now it is time to read the book of Acts. You already know from the notes on Day Twelve that Luke wrote Acts. This book follows on the heels of the Gospel of Luke and explains what happens after Jesus ascends to heaven.
You are about to read the history of the beginning of the Lord's church. Let's tackle the first four chapters today.
The church began on Pentecost with 3,000 baptisms. That would have been something great to see. And then, "They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer" (Acts 2:42). These baby Christians were devoted. One doesn't have to wait several years to become a devoted Christian. You can be devoted today. In your notes write down what this verse means to you. What is another word for devoted? Explain what it means to be devoted. Explain what it means to be devoted in the four aspects of Christianity mentioned in Acts 2:42.
Look at Acts 2:46 and see how often the early church met together. That's right. It was every day. If our first century brothers were willing to meet together every day, is it asking too much that we meet together 3 times a week? They were just as busy then as we are today, but they made time to be together because it was important to them.
We assemble to encourage one another. God has someone He needs you to encourage at the next assembly, and someone is going to encourage you. When you are not there, you break the chain of encouragement. Make it your goal to be at every assembly. Be there early. Hang around afterward to talk with fellow Christians. Be devoted to the fellowship.