*Note to the reader: To distinguish the Institutional 'Church' from Christ's Authentic church model, I will be spelling the Institutional 'Church' with a capital 'C.' Christ's church will be rendered in lower case.
Here we see Christ's ekklesia functioning as 'one.' This was a growing community of believers in Christ that realized what was happening around them. They weren't bickering. There weren't any divisions among them at all. Everyone was 'equal' for the most part. The Apostles were doing a good job guiding the lost to a saving knowledge of Christ and they were disciplining them after their salvation as well.
A need arose among the people, for about 3,000 souls were saved in one day (vs 41). Two of the prevalent doctrines of the church was about to be tested. The doctrines of equality and giving. In the eyes of the Lord, no one man was greater than the other in His assembly. From the littlest to the oldest, there was no difference among them.
God saw a need. There were many people there that lacked. He sees us as His children. What loving parent wouldn't, without thought be sure their children were cared and Provided for? Parents learn this concept from their mom or dad, but initially, we learned it from Him. After the 3,000 were saved, Jesus decided to meet this need. Let's see what He did to move the people to sell everything they had and divide it to every man who had need.
Verses 42-43, says, "And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles."
The same can be said for today's Institutional corporate-run entities we call 'Church.' But there is a difference. They don't lose their sons and daughters to the world. They give them to the world; for the 'Church' is of this world. It is nothing more than 'organized religion.' It is a world of Promotions and Proceeds. All it Produces is rebellion. They advertise and reap a Profit if they can, while claiming it is all in the name of Jesus. It is a fake existence, not built upon a solid foundation. The corporate entity 'Church' system is not founded upon the Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ. It's foundation is quicksand. Promotions and Proceeds are of the world and are doomed to fail. Christ's assembly will go on and will never perish because we are running on His Power.