December 29, 2013: A Legacy of Service

Acts Series message 12

Text: Acts 6:1-7

Did you know that the early church prioritized a food distribution for widows in need? This Sunday, we'll meet Stephen and six other godly men who were hand-picked by the apostles to lead this ministry. The goal here was to free up the apostles so they could be devoted to the ministry of prayer and the Word.

We'll spend a few weeks on Stephen, who became the first recorded Christian martyr, which means we'll soon be introduced to SAUL OF TARSUS who oversaw Stephen's stoning with great satisfaction. Saul would later pen these words: The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.

Amen to that! The story of grace is unfolding beautifully as we travel through Acts.

A Legacy of Service