In him the whole structure is joined
together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord;
in whom you also are built together
into a dwelling place for God.
Call to praise
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God
while I have being.
Glory to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning,
and will be for ever. Amen.
Everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters;
and you that have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.
Why do you spend your money for that
which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not
Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good,
and delight yourselves in rich food.
Incline your ear, and come to me;
listen, so that you may live.
I will make with you an everlasting
my steadfast, sure love for David.
See, I made him a witness to the peoples,
a leader and commander for the peoples.
See, you shall call nations that you do not
and nations that do not know you shall run
because of the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.
Seek the Lord while he may be found,
call upon him while he is near.
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
O my God, you are very great.
You are clothed with honor and majesty,
wrapped in light as with a garment.
You make the winds your messengers,
fire and flame your ministers.
Call to discipleship
Let us hold to the standard of sound
teaching that we have heard,
in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
[The believers] devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.
Breakout Rooms and Discussion
What does this passage say about God?
What does it say about people?
How can we pray for each other?
Our Father who art in heaven
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil,
for thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory forever. Amen.
See that none of you repays evil for evil,
but always seek to do good
to one another and to all.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus for you.
Do not quench the Spirit. Amen.