Today we examine a problem which began in the Early Church and see how the Apostles reached a solution for it, along with its outcome in the church and society. The problem, that the Hellenistic Jewish widows were being overlooked in the daily food distribution, was solved by the creation of the office of Deacon by the apostles. The choosing of seven Spirit-filled individuals by the fellowship to fill this office resulted in further growth in the church. From this we can learn that if we do things in a godly way, His blessing goes with us and we should use our gifts to advance the kingdom.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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