Everyone of us to some degree has pursuits we chase after. We pursue educational goals, we pursue love, we pursue our children’s success, we purse career goals, we pursue happiness, and the list goes on and on. But are we as a church and as individuals neglecting the most important pursuit of all?
At the beginning of Acts chapter 2 the number of people who were followers of Christ was about 120. Pentecost came and Peter, being filled with the Holy Spirit, stood up and proclaimed the Gospel and the Bible tells us in verse 41 that “…about three thousand were added to their number that day.”
Out of this amazing movement of God, the church was formed. Then, in verse 42, we are told this about the “members” of that early church:
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Acts 2:42 (NIV)
What spoke to me in this verse today was this: “They devoted themselves.”
What do these three words mean to you?
To me, they mean this: They Never Stopped Pursuing the One (Christ) that First and Always Pursues Them.
May we be a church that never stops pursuing Jesus, the one that first and always pursues us…