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1 ACTS 6 First Deacons

2 Social Welfare Programs

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5 Social Welfare in Bible Family Parents took care of Kids Kids Took care of Parents Widows were in trouble The Synagogue took care of its Members The early church took care of its Members

6 Friday Morning Two People would make the rounds of Homes and Businesses. They asked for donations of goods food, and money. This was given to those in Need. Those in immediate need got 2 meals Those who were disabled got 14 meals.

7 The Name of this collection: Kuppah

8 Also Daily collections : Tamhui

9 Acts 6:1-7 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables.

10 Acts 6:1-7 3 Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them 4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”

11 Acts 6:1-7 5 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. 6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.

12 Acts 6:1-7 3 Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them 4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.” Work Load spread around Qualifications: Full of Spirit and Wisdom

13 Acts 6:1-7 5 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. 6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them. Not a Hebrew name in the Group

14 Acts 6:1-7 7 So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.

15 Philippians 1:1-8 (NIV1984) 1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

16 1 Timothy 3:1-12 (NIV1984) Overseers and Deacons 3 Here is a trustworthy saying If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task 8 Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.

17 1 Timothy 3: In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. 12 A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.

18 Romans 16:1 (NIV1984) Personal Greetings 16 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant [a] of the church in Cenchrea.a 1 Timothy 3:1-12


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