Acts 6:2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
Acts 6:3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
Acts 6:4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
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Acts 6 videos-
3-1-22 This can stop the war today
3-2-22 A prayer for Russia- Ukraine
. ‘Wandering aimlessly’- who said this?
. ‘Another world’- ‘Not in the Bluff’- mouth of 2 witnesses
.Flour Bluff Park
.Church as community
.Feeding the poor
.Greek speaking Jews
.Alexander the Great
.Why Greek and not Latin?
PAST POSTS- [Past teaching I did that relates to today’s post- ‘Acts 6’- Verses below]
(739) ACTS 6- There arises the first controversy in the Jerusalem church. The fact that they were doing this daily massive food distribution led to an area of prejudice. The ‘Grecians’ [Greek speaking Jews] were being neglected. They were seen as a little lower on the scale of racial purity. They were speaking a language less pure than the Hebrew tongue. So the Apostles heard of the problem and said ‘pick out 7 men of good report, who have favor and wisdom and put them in charge of ‘this business’. In essence these were the first Deacons. The business was simply speaking of the duty of serving the food. Up until now the Apostles were involved with the distribution. But they said ‘we will devote ourselves to prayer and the Word’. This chapter is important, many well meaning church communions trace their practices of church government to this time. Are Deacons positions who ‘do the business of the 501 c 3’? Not really. Well, not at all! Are there ‘Pastors’ here in the modern idea of the office of a person who is over the flock and is the weekly speaker whom the people see every ‘Sunday’. No. Are these practices all wicked and from the devil? Of course not! But it does help to see what is actually going on. This early community saw the need for the leaders to devote time to the word and prayer. Fulltime ministry? Really [some sites see here https://ccoutreach87.webstarts.com/blog/post/acts-6-4 ]more of a community adjustment allowing those with greater insight to propagate the gospel. Paul will later show us this