“But as the believers rapidly multiplied, there were rumblings of discontent. The Greek-speaking believers complained about the Hebrew-speaking believers, saying that their widows were being discriminated against in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve called a meeting of all the believers. They said, “We apostles should spend our time teaching the word of God, not running a food program. And so, brothers, select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will give them this responsibility. Then we apostles can spend our time in prayer and teaching the word.” Everyone liked this idea, and they chose the following: Stephen (a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit), Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas of Antioch (an earlier convert to the Jewish faith). These seven were presented to the apostles, who prayed for them as they laid their hands on them.” (Acts 6:1-6 NLT)
Hello, family, The early church was growing and issues arose About how the Hebrew widows were treated unfairly when food was distributed. They didn’t make a big fuss over it and place blame. No! they got together and with the Leading of the Holy spirit they resolved the problem!
Growing up in the church I have seen issues go unresolved because the church body did not want to come together and resolve the issue. Each side was too caught up in being right and getting their point across! Problems don’t get solved when there is division among the people. This applies not just to the church body but to every other aspect of life. If there is division nothing will get done!
Much Love & God Bless
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