Monthly Archives: September 2012

Determined disciples

RE Verse reading–Acts 6:1-7, 11:27-30 (day seven)  “The disciples determined that according to their ability, each would send relief to the believers living in Judea”  (11:29)  A word easily missed.  Very meaningful when not.  The disciples determined that they would do … Continue reading

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The community called together

RE Verse reading–Acts 6:1-7, 11:27-30 (day six)  “And the twelve called together the whole community of the disciples”  (6:2)  A very practical lesson.  The twelve called the church together and they came!  Like a business meeting –only with more people.  To avoid the … Continue reading

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Senior adults and the church

RE Verse reading–Acts 6:1-7, 11:27-30 (day five)  “Now during those days. . .the Hellenists complained. . .because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food”  (6:1)  There is an application here for the modern church.  While all widows … Continue reading

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Devoted to prayer

RE Verse reading–Acts 6:1-7, 11:27-30 (day four)  “We. . . will devote ourselves to prayer and to the serving of the word” (6:4)  I do not believe what is often said about this verse–the suggestion that being “devoted to prayer” is a … Continue reading

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God’s word spreading

RE Verse reading–Acts 6:1-7, 11:27-30 (day three)  “The word of God continued to spread; the number of the disciples increased greatly in Jerusalem”  (6:7)  Strange word.  Fascinating.  Instructive.  We speak of spreading icing on a cake or spreading fertilizer on … Continue reading

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deacons all

RE Verse reading–Acts 6:1-7, 11:27-30 (day two)  “It is not right that we should neglect the word of God in order to wait tables. . .will we devote ourselves to prayer and serving the word.”  (6:2, 4)  It is not … Continue reading

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Servants for the Savior

RE Verse reading–Acts 6:1-7, 11:27-30 (day one)  “Therefore, friends, select from among yourselves seven men of good standing, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this task. (6: 3)  Many people believe this narrative marks … Continue reading

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Faithful in suffering

RE Verse reading–Acts 4:5-31 (day seven)  “Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness”  (vs 29)  It will cost us our lives.  Jesus warned us.  The recovery of Christianity will depend on our … Continue reading

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Spirit not safety

RE Verse reading–Acts 4:5-31 (day six)  “Know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before … Continue reading

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No other name

RE Verse reading–Acts 4:5-31 (day five)  “It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed”  (vs 10)  God has a competitive side.  … Continue reading

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