A Small Group Devotional:
Koinonia - A Persevering Fellowship

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Small Group Devotional in the Early Church

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The earliest believers showed us the power of meeting in small groups for prayer, teaching and fellowship.

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Read about the first believers:

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. – Acts 2:42 

   The days after the day of Pentecost were like a honeymoon. It was a brand new relationship with the Lord that no one had ever experienced before. There was ecstasy among the people and they gathered often for fellowship and teaching about the kingdom. 

   These first members of the new movement that became known simply as “followers of the Nazarene,” and later, “The Way,” had experienced a baptism of God’s love that bound them together into a body of people who were devoted to one another. 

   This passage tells us four things about those early believers: 

  • They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching. They heard, they believed and they followed the teaching. 
  • They were devoted to fellowship. Their fellowship was more than just coming together it was koinonia. It was sharing their lives together. Koinonia is friendship that goes deeper than going to church together. It is being devoted to one another. 
  • They were devoted to breaking bread together. That included eating meals together but it also was in remembrance of the last supper Jesus had with his disciples. 
  • They were devoted to prayer. They practiced praying together. 

   When this body of new believers came together they shared their needs and they took the time to pray over them. There was no way, outside of a direct revelation from God, that these new believers could know how short this honeymoon would be. 

   In just a short time the persecution began and the foundation of devotion to one another that was formed in the early days became the glue that held them together through the times of trouble. 

   Being in koinonia style fellowship will give us strength to persevere in the face of the most severe trial. We need the strength of the body of believers to endure in these tumultuous times. We need sound teaching, breaking bread and praying together to remain faithful. 

 Prayer: Lord, these are tumultuous times and I need the body of believers to stand with me, as they need me to stand with them. Grant us the grace to stand together. In Jesus name, amen.  

Principle: Being in koinonia style fellowship will give us strength to persevere in the face of the most severe trial. We need the strength of the body of believers to endure in these tumultuous times.  

Affirmation: I am committed to koinonia with my brothers and sisters in the faith so that together we are strengthened for the journey.  

Reflection: Consider how the early church was committed to the teaching of the apostles, to fellowship, to prayer and to the breaking of bread. Ask yourself if you have the same commitment to those things. 


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Note: These devotions are structured so that they are not only good for personal devotions but also for small group Bible study. To see the Small Group Edition of the Daily God Walk for November look at the column to the right "Daily God Walk Archives" and click on "November - Perseverance."

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