August 16, 2020

Today’s Reading: Acts 6:1-7

 So the preaching about God flourished, the number of the disciples in Jerusalem multiplied greatly, and a large group of priests became obedient to the faith.

Acts 6:7

Come to our Sunday Outdoor Worship Service OR Listen to Rev. Solomona’s sermon from today’s 10AM Sunday Worship Livestream on our Facebook Page, Reflect on the Text Notes and Life Notes below.

NOTE: We will not have Monday Life Group meetings for the month of August. We will relaunch in September. Stay tuned for details!

Sermon Main Idea: Every Church member is in Church ministry.

Text Notes:

  • The Problem (v.1)
    • Hellenistic (Greek) Jews vs. Hebrew (Native) Jews
      • “Contemporary” vs. “Traditional”
    • Hellenistic widows overlooked in daily food distribution
  • The Plan (v.2-4)
    • The apostles do the following:
      • prioritize their call to preach God’s Word
      • mobilize the congregation to organize God’s Church
    • The congregation must select seven men who are:
      • In the Church
      • Of good reputation
      • Full of the Spirit
      • Wise
  • The Product (v.5-7)
    • The Church is united in fulfilling a ministerial need
    • Seven Greek Jews selected and appointed
    • The work of God’s Church grew

Life Notes:

  • Every ministry in God’s Church supports the preaching of God’s Word.
  • Get involved in Church community to be involved in Church ministry.

Prayer: Almighty God, thank You for the ways that You grow Your Church. Thank You for allowing me to be even a small part of what You do in the world. As I follow You Lord, please help me to see how You are calling me to serve You. Grant me the courage and strength to follow where You are leading, that I would give glory to You. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN.

Thru the Bible in a year (credit: Acts 10:34-48; Joshua 9-10; Job 25