11 July 2021 (am) – Acts 6:1-7
|Andy Bruins preaching from Acts on Sunday 11th July 2021.|
The church is under attack again. But this time it’s from grumbling within!
This short passage shows us how the church in Jerusalem dealt with an administrative problem that was threatening to create disunity. It demonstrates that the Apostles knew that the church needed to get its priorities right, ensuring that important things didn’t get in the way of doing essential things.
Q Read v1-2. What was the problem? Why was it potentially a really big deal?
Q Read v3-4. What was the solution? What do these verses tell us about the care that the church took in choosing people to serve amongst them? How should this affect out view of serving?
Q What do we learn here about the priorities of the Church from day one? Do you think these priorities are still under attack today? How?
Q Read v5-7. What do we know about the men they chose? What is the significance of v6?
Q What is particularly surprising about v7? Why do you think Luke ends his account of this little incident by tell us this?
Q How can you and I play our part in making sure that the priority of our church remains “prayer and the ministry of the Word of God”?