Bible: Acts 2:36-47
The Response to Peter’s Address
2:37 Now when they heard this, 5 they were acutely distressed 6 and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “What should we do, brothers?” 2:38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each one of you be baptized 7 in the name of Jesus Christ 8 for 9 the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 10 2:39 For the promise 11 is for you and your children, and for all who are far away, as many as the Lord our God will call to himself.” 2:40 With many other words he testified 12 and exhorted them saying, “Save yourselves from this perverse 13 generation!” 2:41 So those who accepted 14 his message 15 were baptized, and that day about three thousand people 16 were added. 17
The Fellowship of the Early Believers
2:42 They were devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, 18 to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 19 2:43 Reverential awe 20 came over everyone, 21 and many wonders and miraculous signs 22 came about by the apostles. 2:44 All who believed were together and held 23 everything in common, 2:45 and they began selling 24 their property 25 and possessions and distributing the proceeds 26 to everyone, as anyone had need. 2:46 Every day 27 they continued to gather together by common consent in the temple courts, 28 breaking bread from 29 house to house, sharing their food with glad 30 and humble hearts, 31 2:47 praising God and having the good will 32 of all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number every day 33 those who were being saved.