Acts 2:42 – Four Spiritual Exercises For Growing Christians.

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The number of Christians in this 21st Century, according to Wikipedia report, is approximately 2.4 billion representing 33.39% of the world population. According to a study by Pew Research Center, the figure is expected to grow by 749.7 million by 2050. This Christian faith, as we know, spread from twelve Apostles who were chosen by Jesus Christ to ‘go and make disciple of all nation’. These early disciples devoted themselves to certain spiritual exercises which, not only strengthened  their faith, but advanced their mandate.

What are those spiritual exercises? Acts 2:42 captures them succinctly:

“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers”

1). Apostles doctrine:

The early Apostles were well guided by the Holy Spirit. As the eye witnesses of Christ’s life, death and resurrection; they wrote various instructions which served as guide to their daily living. Today, Christians have the whole Bible, which every adherent should faithfully study in order to live a godly life and teach others.

2). Fellowship:

This involves coming together of Christians in a particular place in order to worship God, reflect in His Words and pray. During this time, those who have needs are assisted as much as the church can. In Hebrew 10:25, believers are advised to participate actively in Christian fellowship.

3). Breaking Of Bread:

To continue to have life in Jesus Christ, Christians do eat the ‘body of Jesus Christ’ and drink His ‘blood’. These are represented in the bread and wine which they consecrate and break at their gathering. According to Jesus Christ, whoever that eats His flesh and drinks His blood will have eternal life, and He promised to raise that person on the last day (John 6:54).

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4). Prayer:

Intense prayer is recommended for every Christian. Apostle Paul, in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 encouraged Christians to pray at all times. Prayers are offered to God for varied needs including the welfare of believers, spread of the gospel and conversion of souls.

How often do you read the  bible, attend Christian fellowship, partake in communion and pray. We encourage you to take them serious if you are not doing so.

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