The word that I'm drawn to the most is 'steadfastly'. They did not stop, but continued with all perseverance. Then after giving themselves wholeheartedly to the call of God we see thousands saved and a movement like never before on earth is born. Christ followers change the world when they 'continue steadfastly'.
They steadfastly persevered and continued in these things....
Sometimes the enemy can bring us a strong battle to give up on the things we KNOW to do....
But despite whatever the devil brought against them- mocking of the people, persecution and the difficulties of life....they CONTINUED ON!!!
I need an unwavering spirit to continue on day to day with the "essentials" of the Christian life (that are listed above).
We see here there is a well balanced Christian growth going on. The early church did not just read the Word, they did not just fellowship, but they incorporated all these ingredients together to be great people of God.
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