Read Acts 6:1 . What was the complaint of the Hellenistic believers
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Image © Pacific Press from GoodSalt.com Read for This Week’s Study: Acts 6-7 , Acts 7:48 , Heb. 5:11-14 , Micah 6:1-16 , Acts 8:4-25 . Memory Text: “The word of God continued to spread; the number of the disciples increased greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith” ( Acts 6:7 , NRSV)
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The contrast was striking. Just a short time before, descriptive words such as possessed, wild, untamed were used to describe the Demoniac of the Gadara
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Life in the Early Church” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. Hope Sabbath School You can download the video , the MP3 audio , and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. You might also want to bookmark the HopeSS YouTube Channel. Click Here to Watch.
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The pooling of goods in the early church was not compulsory; that is, it was not a formal condition of membership. Yet, there certainly were several examples of voluntary generosity that inspired the whole community. One such example was Barnabas ( Acts 4:36-37 ) , who will play an important role later in the book.
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