Monday, March 1, 2010

"And the Word of God continued to increase..."

Please pray with us!
We received this email yesterday afternoon after the morning's Deacon elections:

Brothers and Sisters of Matthews OPC,

The congregation has elected all three candidates for the office of deacon in the vote taken today. Powell Andrews, Justin Clark, and Luke Fawcett will be duly ordained and installed into office, Lord willing, on Sunday evening, March 14. Give thanks to God for his provision of these men as leaders among us, and continue to pray for them as they prepare to take up their new responsibilities.

Your servant in Christ,
Pastor Trice

Acts 6: 1Now in these days(A) when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists[a] arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in(B) the daily distribution. 2And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, "It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. 3(C) Therefore, brothers,[b] pick out from among you seven men(D) of good repute,(E) full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. 4But(F) we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word." 5And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen,(G) a man full of faith and(H) of the Holy Spirit, and(I) Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus,(J) a proselyte of Antioch. 6These they set before the apostles, and(K) they prayed and(L) laid their hands on them.
M) the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests(N) became obedient to(O) the faith.

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