Sun, Jan 01, 2023
Teacher: Autumn Wall Series: The Acts of the Apostles Scripture: Acts 6:1-7
Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. 2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. 3 Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. 4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” 5 And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch. 6 These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands on them.
7 And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.
The problem: Some of the widows are not being taken care of well by the church.
The solution: the Apostles said, "so let's find some people to serve!"
My goal in this is not to make you feel guilty so you serve.
My goal is for you to understand that as THE CHURCH, the BODY OF CHRIST, it’s our responsibility to care for one another.
They will know you are my disciples by your love for one another.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as for the Lord, not for man.
JUMP IN AND SERVE!
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