While on vacation the past few days in TN, I had the privilege of teaching Sunday School at Calvary Baptist Church in Cookeville. I taught on the birth of the Church from Acts 2.
I. When was the Church born? On the day of Pentecost, which was on the day after the Sabbath.
Application: The Church must set continue to set apart the first day of every week as a special day to the Lord on which those who are in a local church assemble together.
II. How was the Church born? Through the repentance of and believing response by those who heard Peter’s preaching of the Word of God.
Application: When they do assemble together on the Lord’s Day, the Church must continue to magnify the preaching of the Word of God as the God-ordained means of building the Church.
III. What was the result of the Church’s being born? They devoted themselves to the doctrine of the apostles, fellowship, the Lord’s Supper, and prayers.
Application: The Church must continue to emphasize these four aspects in their assembling together. Believers must accept that meeting regularly for taking the Lord’s Supper and for corporate prayer is essential for the Church to be what it was born to be.