Scripture Readings

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Acts 6:1-7 (Epistle)

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Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution.
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Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables.
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Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;
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but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.
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And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch,
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whom they set before the apostles; and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them.
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Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.