And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul…
I. A COMMON SPIRIT in the believing multitude.
1. The spirit of faith.
2. Of self-sacrifice.
3. Of fellowship.
4. Of service.
They were of one heart and soul to speak and work for the new kingdom.
II. A COMMUNITY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY. The simple and natural expression of the common spirit. Not the modern communism, or anything like it, for that is man's experiment to better himself; but the Christian communism was the believers' expedient to accomplish the will of God.
III. A marvelous sign of the SPIRIT'S PRESENCE AND POWER. "Great grace upon all." Great power in apostles; great testimony given to Christ. An active, self-denying, speaking Church challenging the world. - R.
Parallel VersesKJV: And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.