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Don’s Daily Devotions

Join us as we read the scriptures and a daily devotion written by Don Crisp. We pray these messages will bless us all at this time.

Monday 28 September: Acts 6:5-8:

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Monday 28 September: Acts 6:5-8:

V5: 7 men are duly chosen. Of Stephen, we learn more immediately, of Philip in ch 8, of the rest we know nothing more. But significantly, they are all Greek rather than Hebrew names, surely a wise and gracious response by the church, at the prompting of the Holy Spirit, to the original complaint of the Hellenists.

V6: They are brought to the Apostles, who set them aside for this ministry with prayer and the laying on of hands.

V7:  No more is said of how they discharge their task, but surely we can assume that the potential division is healed. Meanwhile, God continues to bless the preaching of His Word, and again the wonderful growth of those early days continues – so that even “many of the priests” become obedient believers – and surely that must have cost them!

V8:  Now the focus is on Stephen – on his spiritual qualities and gifts, and how God is using him. The “wonders and signs”, like those of the Apostles, continue to point to Jesus, as God vindicates His Son and builds His church.