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The Choosing of the Seven May 21, 2016

Posted by flashbuzzer in Books, Christianity.
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Here are my thoughts on Acts 6:1-7.

Summary: In this passage, a conflict arose in the church between Grecian and Hebraic believers regarding the distribution of food to widows. To resolve this issue, the apostles:

  • directed the church to appoint seven deacons to oversee food distribution
  • commissioned the appointed deacons.

The apostles then continued preaching the Gospel message – with great success.

Thoughts: I hope to meet the first deacons – Stephen, Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and Nicolas – in the next life and learn more about them. How did they join the early church? Why did the early church appoint them as the first deacons? Did they experience any difficulties as they resolved the conflict between the Grecian and Hebraic believers? What were their responsibilities besides overseeing the distribution of food to widows? Did they have time to preach the Gospel message? How long did they serve as deacons, and did they appoint their successors?

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