Read Acts 7:1-53 . What was Stephen saying to his accusers
Read more at the source: Tuesday: Before the Sanhedrin
Further Study: “We are stewards, entrusted by our absent Lord with the care of His household and His interests, which He came to this world to serve.
Read more at the source: Friday: Further Thought – Life in the Early Church
When was the last time you had people from your church over to your house? The New Testament speaks of churches in homes. See Romans 16:5, 1 Corinthians 16:9, Colossians 4:15,Philemon 1:2. GoodSalt.com-prcas4674 Years ago, when I became a Bible Worker at a church in Texas, an elderly saint informed me of a group of people who began having church in one of their houses. She wanted me to get them to come back to the “real” church because, according to her, having church in a house was not “real” church. Realizing that having church in a house was indeed “real church,” I reached out to them and began a wonderful friendship. We worked together and played together, even though they “assembled themselves together” for worship in a house, while the rest of us assembled at the church building. God’s remnant church will look like the original church, and the original church first met in homes as well as meeting in the temple court.
Read more at the source: When Was The Last Time You Invited Someone to Your House?
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.
Read more at the source: Wednesday: Ananias and Sapphira