Acts Chapter Two – Pray, Live, Tell, Serve, Give


Pray, live, tell, serve and give are benchmarks of Spirit-filled, New Testament living!

As highlighted in the FIRE BIBLE Student Edition, these attributes are not drawn from human ingenuity. They are biblical characteristics of the Spirit-filled Church. They are described and implied in Acts 2.

The early believers lived the Spirit-empowered life. Acts 2:42-47 reveals these five victorious characteristics in action.
PRAY daily
LIVE the Word
TELL the Story
SERVE others
GIVE generously

“42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.”

VERSE 42 – PRAY, LIVE, SERVE, GIVE
They were devoted to the biblical truths taught by the apostles’. There fellowship (Gk. koinonia) was more than hanging out. Koinonia was a life of sharing and involvement. It included sharing and serving, and praying for one another.

VERSE 43 – TELL
The wondrous acts of the apostles testified with awe.

VERSE 44 – LIVE, SERVE, GIVE
The believers connected with and valued each other.

VERSE 45 and 46 – LIVE, SERVE, GIVE
Selling possessions and distributing to the needs of others is Spirit-empowered living. Such daily living perpetuates glad and generous hearts in worship and family.

VERSE 47 – TELL
The compound effect of praying daily, living the Word, telling of the Lord, serving others and giving generously leads to soul after soul after soul being saved.

When we lead believing students to pray, live, tell, serve, give…they connect, grow, serve, go and worship as an Acts 2 Church.

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