Scriptures indicates that there is a pattern to be followed in the church that pertains to certain teachings and practices. Such a pattern is reveled in a brief description of the church that Luke provides for us (Acts 2:42-47). In these 6 narrative verses we discover 8 different practices or activities to which the early church “devoted themselves” and/or emphasized, providing for us a pattern to be followed.
42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.”