37 When the crowd heard this, they were deeply troubled. They said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?” 38 Peter replied, “Change your hearts and lives. Each of you must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 This promise is for you, your children, and for all who are far away—as many as the Lord our God invites.” 40 With many other words he testified to them and encouraged them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” 41 Those who accepted Peter’s message were baptized. God brought about three thousand people into the community on that day. 42 The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. (Acts 2:37-42, CEB)
I have known several communities of believers called Acts 2:42.
It is a great verse. The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers.
The verse before this says that God added about 3000 to the number of the believers that day. Because they were devoted to the teaching of the apostles, to being a community, to sharing meals and prayers. They were committed to each other and gathering for meals together and to pray together. That is really all we need to do, share table fellowship, pray with and for each other and be connected as a community as we follow after the teaching of Jesus and the Apostles.
This will drive out the fear in the world and allow us to be steady on hope.