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Acts 6 - AMP

2 So the Twelve convened the multitude of the disciples and said, It is not seemly or desirable or right that we should have to give up or neglect the Word of God in order to attend to serving at tables and superintending the distribution of food. 3 Therefore select out from among yourselves, brethren, seven men of good and attested character and repute, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we may assign to look after this business and duty. 4 But we will continue to devote ourselves steadfastly to prayer and the ministry of the Word. 5 And the suggestion pleased the whole assembly, and they selected Stephen, a man full of faith (a strong and welcome belief that Jesus is the Messiah) and full of and controlled by the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte (convert) from Antioch. 6 These they presented to the apostles, who after prayer laid their hands on them. 7 And the message of God kept on spreading, and the number of disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem; and a large number of the priests were obedient to the faith . 8 Now Stephen, full of grace (divine blessing and favor) and power (strength and ability) worked great wonders and signs (miracles) among the people. 9 However, some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (freed Jewish slaves), as it was called, and of the Cyrenians and of the Alexandrians and of those from Cilicia and Asia, arose to debate and dispute with Stephen. 10 But they were not able to resist the intelligence and the wisdom and the Spirit with which and by Whom he spoke. 11 So they instigated and instructed men to say, We have heard this man speak, using slanderous and abusive and blasphemous language against Moses and God. 12 they incited the people as well as the elders and the scribes, and they came upon Stephen and arrested him and took him before the council (Sanhedrin). 13 And they brought forward false witnesses who asserted, This man never stops making statements against this sacred place and the Law ; 14 For we have heard him say that this Jesus the Nazarene will tear down and destroy this place, and will alter the institutions and usages which Moses transmitted to us. 15 Then all who sat in the council (Sanhedrin), as they gazed intently at Stephen, saw that his face had the appearance of the face of an angel.



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Rick Burdette avatar
Find the Right People to Serve
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Feb, 2017
Summary: Teamwork, Empowering Others, Growth
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7
Views: 19
Perry Greene avatar
Minister the Word
Shared by: Perry Greene on Feb, 2017
Summary: The apostles devoted themselves to the ministry of the word (Acts 6.4) which involved the Internal, External, and Eternal Mission of God's word.
Series: Get Real!
Mark Stevens avatar
Why Deacons Are Vital to Church Growth
Shared by: Mark Stevens on Jan, 2017
Summary: When the Apostles felt overwhelmed they created an office....DEACONS, and the church GREW!
Scott Jewell avatar
Growing Pains
Shared by: Scott Jewell on Oct, 2016
Summary: The good news and the bad news is that growth brings people and new people bring different ideas. What do we do in times of conflict? Check out these thoughts from the church in Jerusalem.
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Scripture: Acts 6:1-7
Views: 146
Dave McFadden avatar
Supporting Our New Deacons
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Oct, 2016
Summary: A message delivered as a charge to the church on the occasion of the ordination of new Deacons.
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 96
Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. avatar
WHEN THE CHURCH BEGAN TO MULTIPLY...
Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Sep, 2016
Summary: Whenever God’s people are doing something good, Satan tries to destroy it by any means possible. Whenever the church attempts to do something great, Satan steps in to destroy the church. From the moment the church was born, this has been the war plan..
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 190
Curtis E. Nester avatar
Standing Tall When it Counts
Shared by: Curtis E. Nester on May, 2016
Summary: Stephen stood alone when it counted and became the first martyr, giving his life as a testimony.
Jay Tigner avatar
Approved Servants
Shared by: Jay Tigner on May, 2016
Summary: When the church needed the pastoral ministry expanded, Jesus led them to select deacons to serve the church.
Series: Acts
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 243
David Henderson avatar
"Stephen: a heart of Commitment"
Shared by: David Henderson on Dec, 2015
Summary: 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.
Series: HeartBeats
Scripture: Acts 6:8-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 506
David Henderson avatar
"Ordination Message"
Shared by: David Henderson on Dec, 2015
Summary: This is the ordination sermon for my son in law.
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Scripture: Acts 6:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,188
James Lee avatar
A Church Full of Deacons
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: 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.
Scripture: Acts 6:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 261
James Lee avatar
The Stoning of Stephen
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: 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.
Scripture: Acts 6:5-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 298
Denn Guptill avatar
The Pain of Growth
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Oct, 2015
Summary: We all want our churches to grow, but do we understand the growing pains that go along with the process?
Scripture: Acts 6:1
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 769
Douglas Phillips avatar
THE MATURING CHURCH
Shared by: Douglas Phillips on Sep, 2015
Summary: EVERYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF IS IN A CONSTANT PROCESS OF MATURING, INCLUDING THE CHURCH AND OUR CHRISTIAN WALK. IT IS IN A PROCESS OF DEVELOPING UNTIL A FINAL STATE IS REACHED.
Michael J McInally Jr. avatar
What Do I Stand for?
Shared by: Michael J McInally Jr. on Aug, 2015
Summary: We all stand for different things in our lives either physically or personally. Stephen took a stand for Jesus and died for it. So what do you stand for? Is it worth dying for? Then start living for it today
Russ Barksdale avatar
Lead
Shared by: Russ Barksdale on Jul, 2015
Summary: A life that impacts for Christ is involved in leading others
Series: Impakt
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 293
Chuck Sligh avatar
Problems and Prosperity
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Jun, 2015
Summary: 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.
Series: Acts
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 655
Rick Burdette avatar
How Do We Care for a Big Family?
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Jun, 2015
Summary: Others, Ministry, Priorities, Widows, Servants
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7
Views: 488
MELVIN NEWLAND avatar
WHAT ABOUT OUR PROBLEMS?
Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on May, 2015
Summary: Lets look at 4 specific blessings that come into our lives through our problems. For as we see how God has used problems in the past to bring about great blessings, it will help us in the problems we face today. (PowerPoints available - #177)
Chris Jordan avatar
The Family of God: Serving One Another
Shared by: Chris Jordan on May, 2015
Summary: If each member of the family of God will do their part, it will help the family to become healthy and full of love.
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 2,142
Chuck Sligh avatar
What We Can Learn from Stephen
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Apr, 2015
Summary: Stephen's actions and attitudes in the time leading up to his martyrdom give us lessons to learn about the Christian life. This sermon examine 4 things we can learn from Stephen
Series: Acts
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Scripture: Acts 6:9-8:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,739
Mark Mitchell avatar
The High Calling of Deacons-Part 1
Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Mar, 2015
Summary: The role of deacons
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 273
Scott Kircher avatar
Success in Life and Eternity!
Shared by: Scott Kircher on Mar, 2015
Summary: Success! It is something that everyone would want, but what really is success? Can you be successful at something without really having “success”? What is real success and how can we experience real success both in life and eternity?
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Acts 6:8-8:1
Views: 1,621
Scott Kircher avatar
Growing Concerns
Shared by: Scott Kircher on Feb, 2015
Summary: As the church grows, there will inevitably be problems among people. How does the early church deal with these issues as they arise and what can today’s church learn in how to deal with these “growing concerns” in a way that will glorify God?
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Scripture: Acts 6:1-7
Views: 1,052
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Wenceslas and Stephen and Paul
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Dec, 2014
Summary: To understand the strange hymn "Good King Wenceslas" we must return to the Scriptures and understand the role of deacons in the early Church, and all of us today.
Scripture: Acts 6:8-7:59
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 184
C. Philip Green avatar
Innovative Influencer
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Nov, 2014
Summary: Don't limit God to one place and to one plan if you want to continue to reach people with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Series: Acts
C. Philip Green avatar
Turning Problems into Opportunities
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Nov, 2014
Summary: The church turns problems into opportunities when it meet needs, by mobilizing people, so leaders can maintain the priority of prayer and the Word.
Series: Acts
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,463
Chuck Sligh avatar
Deacons: Shared Service in the Local Church
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Oct, 2014
Summary: A sermon on the role of deacons and their responsibilities.
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,225
Gordon Weatherby avatar
Stephen --A Man Who Wore Many Hats(Deacon, Evangelist, Convict,Crown)
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on Sep, 2014
Summary: Appointed as one of the men to wait on the widows in the church Stephen quickly progressed to evangelistic work, and his preaching of Jesus Christ. It was this preaching that had him put to death.
Gordon Weatherby avatar
WHEN CHRIST’S CHURCH ALMOST LOST ITS FOCUS
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on Aug, 2014
Summary: The Apostles determined to focus on the Ministry of the Word of God and Prayer as their highest priority. Developing a priesthood of believers, they resolved a potential problem, and God blessed their decision.
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Scripture: Acts 6:1-7
Views: 679