New Testament: Acts 6.1–4
To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 6 on June 23, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022
By Don Ruhl
Have you agreed to do something in the church? Keep your commitment and do not let things distract you from it.
The early preachers had to deal with that issue. A problem arose, threatening the unity of the church. However, the preachers found a way to solve the problem and asked for the congregation’s help:
Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables. Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
– Acts 6.1–4
Serving tables was honorable, but it was not the work the Lord had appointed the preachers to do.
Everyone has his or her part to fill in the church, but the devil seeks to distract us that we might do his desires and not as the Lord desires.
- Who were the Hellenists?
- Did you volunteer to do something, but have let something or someone keep you from fulfilling your commitment?
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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Listen to his sermons here: GrantsPassChurchOfChrist.com