And they continued steadfastly…
As told by late Bro. R.P. Dorai Raj
Elder, Jehovah-Shammah Chennai.
Principles Governing the New testament Church as revealed to
Br. Bakht Singh.
The Lord Jesus Christ said “I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall
not prevail against it.” Matt.16:18.
This work started in Acts Chapter 2:41-42 (Then they that gladly received his
word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three
thousand souls. And they continued steadfastly in the apostle’s doctrine and
fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. When the Holy Ghost came
upon the disciples they started preaching the Gospel). Acts 2:36-40 (therefore let all
the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus whom you
have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in
their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren,
what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent and be baptized every one of
you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift
of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you and to your children, and all that are
afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did
he testify and exhort, saying, save yourselves from this untoward generation).
Then they that gladly received his word, were baptized and the same day
there were added unto them about three thousand souls”. Acts 2:41.
This was the first church started by the Lord Jesus Christ, whatsoever they
practiced in their lives as a church was an example set forth for the coming
“They continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine, and fellowship, and in
the breaking of bread, and in prayers”. Acts 2:42.
These four words” Apostle’s doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread