Well, here we are for another segment of our study through the book of Acts! We just finished our first review; So if you have fallen behind now is the perfect time to jump on board. If you would like to go back and review the lessons from previous posts you can do that here: http://wp.me/P39vIx-Gh
Do not, however, feel obligated to do so. It is possible to just pick up from this point and join in the conversation!
Now on to the study:
Acts Chapter 6:1-7
In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews[a] 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. 3 Brothers and sisters, 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.”
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.
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. Acts 6:1-7NIV
Please explain In your own words what you see happening in these verses:
Quick note:Many priests get saved. That is significant because In Acts Chapter 5 we have a lack of leadership because of the events with Ananias and Sapphirra. That lack is largely dealt with here in acts 6
What do you think causes so many priests to become convinced that Jesus is the Way?