ACTS 5: 40-42 & ACTS 6:1-15
[ APOSTLES BEATEN AND COMMANDED TO CEASE PREACHING ]
ACTS 5; 40-42, And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded them that they should not speak in the name of Jesus. And let them go.
Vs. 41. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
[ Continued Ministry of Apostles in spite of opposition ]
Vs. 42. And daily in the temple, and in every house they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
ACTS 6: 1-15 [ First strife in the church ]
And in those days when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.
[ How solved: qualifications for business elders ]
Vs. 2. Then the twelve called the multitude of disciples unto them, and said, it is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. Vs. 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
[Duties of preachers; Acts 20:29; 2 Cor,. 5:14-18, 6:1-10; Eph. 4:11-13; I Timothy 3; Titus 1
Vs 4. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. Vs. 5. And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Steven, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
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