The Priorities of the Church – Acts 6:1-7

The Priorities of the Church – Acts 6:1-7

Thursday Service – 11/9/2017

Pastor Bryan Parish

“The Priorities of the Church”

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  1. The Priority of Unity 6.1
    1. The Variety in the Attack (6.1a)
    2. The Cause of the Attack: (6.1b)
    3. The Perception in the Attack (6.1c)
    4. The Intensification of the Attack (6.1d)
  2. The Priority of Delegation 6.2
    1. The Leadership Provided (6.2a)
    2. The Principle Proclaimed (6.2b)
  3. The Priority of Training 6.3
    1. You Seek Out (6.3a)
    2. We Will Appoint (6.3b)
  4. The Priority of the Prayer and the Word 6.4
    1. The Importance of Devotion
    2. The Importance of Service
  5. The Priority of People 6.5-6
    1. The Selection of the Men (6.5)
    2. The Commissioning of the Men (6.6)
  6. The Priority of Fruitfulness 6.7
    1. The Joy of Unity (6.5a)
    2. The Impact of God’s Word
    3. The Growth of the Church
    4. The Opportunity for Effective Evangelism

 

Acts 6:1 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. 2 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. 3 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; 4 but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

 

Acts 6:5   And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch, 6 whom they set before the apostles; and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them.

 

Acts 6:7   Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.

 

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