The Word Spreads; The Disciples Multiply

Trouble erupted in the Jerusalem church, but the preachers fixed the problem and Luke wrote, “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” (Acts 6:7).
The problem in Acts 6:1-6 threatened the work of the church, especially of the preachers, but when they solved the problem, the word of God continued to spread through preaching and teaching with the result that more people heard, believed, and obeyed.
A congregation has to look and see what distracts them from doing this vital work. When the problem has been discovered, it has to be solved, and then get back to spreading the word. That will help the church grow.

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