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  • Two Lessons We Must Learn Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Jul 30, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,054 views

    Some in the Church were complaining. The text makes it appear that their complaining was like the “buzzing of bees.” The topic was the welfare of the widows in the congregation. In that day the only help that widows received came from the Church.

    Two Lessons We Must Learn Acts 6:1-15, 7:54-60 Introduction Our study of the book of Acts makes it clear that the Church has displayed its ability to handle the opposition of an unfriendly world. For example, last week we read that ...read more

  • Made To Make A Difference (Acts 6) Series

    Contributed by Scott Bayles on Mar 14, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 9,181 views

    This expository sermon series is adapted from Max Lucado's book, Out Live Your Life, and credit for most the series belong to him. Outlines are original. In Acts 6, the early church identifies Their Problem, Their Project, and Their Priorities. Custom Pow

    Made to Make a Difference: Acts 6 Scott Bayles, pastor Blooming Grove Christian Church: 7/24/2011 This series is inspired by and portions adapted from Max Lucado’s Out Live Your Life. Nearly two millennia ago on the opposite side of the planet, 120 ordinary men and women—tax ...read more

  • Positive Leadership Circumvents Church Problems Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on May 21, 2012
     | 4,557 views

    RIGHT NOW, THIS SECTION OF ACTS WE ARE IN IS FOCUSED ON CHURCH PROBLEMS AND DIFFICULTIES. IN CHAPTER 5 WE SAW TWO PROBLEMS BESET THE CHURCH, ONE INTERNAL, AND THE OTHER EXTERNAL. NOW, IN CHAPTER 6, WE HAVE A NEW DIFFICULTY. A DIFFICULTY THAT WILL RESUL

    POSITIVE LEADERSHIP CIRCUMVENTS CHURCH PROBLEMS Acts 6:1-7 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the ...read more

  • Problems And Prosperity Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jun 15, 2015
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     | 7,306 views

    It was inevitable that with the unprecedented growth the church of Jerusalem experienced, conflict and problems would arise. But the disciples acted speedily, and in the process established the principle of shared ministry, which brought even more growth.

    Problems and Prosperity Acts Series Chuck Sligh June 14, 2015 TEXT: Turn please in your Bibles to Acts 6. INTRODUCTION In our study of Acts we’ve seen how the church in Jerusalem grew from a small band of followers in the upper room to a large army of believers in a very short ...read more

  • Lead Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Jul 22, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,044 views

    A life that impacts for Christ is involved in leading others

    Lead Acts 6:1-7 The impact of Jesus on the world is limited to the impact of His followers on the world Follow Influence Connect Lead When God’s hand is on a church, there will be more: 1. Followers v.1a 2. Ministry v.1b Human needs are always ...read more

  • A Church Full Of Deacons Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
     | 3,843 views

    I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.

    A Church Full of Deacons Acts 6:1-6 If I were to ask what are the two offices in the church, what would you say? The real answer is Pastor and Deacon. So many people in churches all over, including here at EBC don’t know who their deacons are. Very few doctrines are as misunderstood in ...read more

  • Approved Servants Series

    Contributed by Jay Tigner on May 7, 2016
     | 4,747 views

    When the church needed the pastoral ministry expanded, Jesus led them to select deacons to serve the church.

    AN IMPORTANT TIME! You have heard from Doyle Walls this morning regarding the process that will begin to unfold among us as we go through this exciting and important season where we will select new deacons to serve among us, the Body of Christ. Because this is an important time in the life of the ...read more

  • Standing Tall When It Counts Series

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on May 30, 2016
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     | 5,597 views

    Stephen stood alone when it counted and became the first martyr, giving his life as a testimony.

    SERIES: Adventures in Acts 007 TITLE: Standing Tall When it Counts TEXT: Acts 6:8-15 INTRO: In the eighth chapter of Acts, we are introduced to a man named Stephen, which means "crown." He was a Greek speaking Jew and a deacon who became the first gospel preacher. He was full of faith and ...read more

  • "Stephen: A Heart Of Commitment" Series

    Contributed by David Henderson on Dec 22, 2015
     | 5,968 views

    One of the things that are clear as you look at the gospels is that popularity can be costly. Most of us if we would admit it, certainly desire to have it. But we sometimes don’t realize what it can cost us.

    HEARTBEATS “Stephen: A heart of Commitment” Acts 6:8-15 and 8:54-60 One of the things that are clear as you look at the gospels is that popularity can be costly. Most of us if we would admit it, certainly desire to have it. But we sometimes don’t realize what it can cost ...read more

  • Let The Church Crawl Preacher

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 20, 2012
     | 3,867 views

    A sermon for a deacon ordination based on Acts 6:1-7

    HoHum: In an energetic congregation the preacher get up one Sunday morning and said, "With God’s help we can see the day when this church will go from crawling to walking." The people responded enthusiastically, "Let the church walk, preacher, let the church walk." "And when the church ...read more

  • The Potential Of Problems Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Oct 24, 2011
    based on 44 ratings
     | 13,134 views

    The prototype of today’s deacons is found in our passage. It is an account of men being set aside by the Holy Spirit and the Jerusalem Church to resolve a fellowship problem.

    ACTS 6: 1-7 THE POTENTIAL OF PROBLEMS [1Timothy 3:3-16] The prototype of today’s deacons is found in our passage for this evening. It is an account of men being set aside by the Holy Spirit and the Jerusalem Church to resolve a fellowship problem. The Church had been expanding in a ...read more

  • St Anselm Patron Of American Bishops

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Apr 21, 2012
     | 1,384 views

    The Church is Incarnational, and must have both a sacred and secular existence, and yet must not become subservient to the state, whether kings or democratically elected tyrants who would make us do evil.

    St. Anselm Day April 21, 2011 If today’s lesson from Acts chapter 6 has any historical meaning at all, it is a confirmation that there have always been little fissures forming in the living stones that make up the Church. Early in our history, Greek-speaking converts to Judaism were ...read more

  • Both Faith And Reason Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Apr 21, 2012
     | 2,013 views

    Both our faith and our reason must inform our study and preaching of Scripture.

    Monday of the 3rd Week of Easter Verbum Domini The breaking in of the Word of God into the closed-in Jewish culture of the first century was heavily resisted by the Jews. In fact, by one estimate, only a small minority of Palestinian Jews turned to Jesus as the Messiah and became members of ...read more

  • The Problem Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 15, 2017
     | 6,526 views

    Satan will take advantage of Christians who let their guard down; sometimes prosperity is the worst thing that can happen to the church or even to an individual. Now there is a PROBLEM in the Jerusalem church.

    December 12, 2013 By: Tom Lowe Series: The Early Church Lesson II.D.3.a: The Problem (6.1) Acts 6.1 (KJV) 1 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 ...read more

  • The Result

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 19, 2017
     | 2,201 views

    Satan’s strategy did not succeed in dividing the church, but the very opposite occurred; peace settled over the assembly as the deacons took charge of some areas of service formerly falling to the apostles. The gospel was preached throughout Jerusalem....

    December 22, 2013 By: Tom Lowe Series: The Early Church Lesson II.D.3.c: The Result (6.7) Acts 6.7 (KJV) 7 So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith. ...read more