We continue this week considering the way the Early New Testament Church went about its business. As we talked last week about fellowship and the breaking of bread, particularly around the Lord’s Table, we saw that both were fundamental to what the church was about. Also fundamental to the church were the apostles’ teaching and prayer.
Right teaching was a hallmark of the early church and the apostles led the way. Today such teaching is done against the backdrop of Holy Scripture. God’s Word has a way of speaking into our lives offering comfort, strength, and direction. All teaching should be well-seasoned with scripture. In fact, all that’s taught should have scripture as its base.
Not only was right teaching a hallmark of the early church, but so was prayer. Those who were a part of the early church prayed as if the very mission depended upon their prayers. Their mission was so broad that it would be accomplished only by God’s leadership. Their prayers kept them in touch with that leadership. The same is true for us. We will only be as vital as our prayer life.
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