The first church is marked by devotion to four things: the apostles teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayers. Examining each one gives us an opportunity to evaluate our own spiritual communities and to identify opportunities for growth. We also consider how miraculous signs and wonders confirmed the gospel message in the beginning. We conclude by examining the practice of holding all things in common, as discussed in Acts 2, which a few Christian groups have embraced over the centuries. We consider whether this bears any similarities to worldly political philosophies of socialism or communism.