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WEEK 2 - Stephen and the Deacons

Last week we saw how our spiritual ancestors dealt with the problem of how to move forward after Jesus’ ascension. Now we look at how they faced the equally daunting question of, “OK, now that we are the Church, what does that look like?”

In our modern times we take for granted how the church functions. We worship, we have fellowship, we help others, we feed the poor, and so on. But when the first believers started to meet together they had no other churches to learn from. They had no experience they could build on. They hadn’t even heard of a pot luck. They just tried to put their Christian faith into action in the best ways they knew how. Some of those attempts were successful and others didn’t go so well. It’s a comforting thought to know that when a program or event doesn’t go the way we wanted it to at Messiah, we are in good company. The Lord will still use our efforts, just as He did our ancestors in Jerusalem.

Week 2 Readings

To read the text online, click on the readings or their descriptions. To listen to the verses each day, use the player below the readings.  Dates Marked with ** have a video Bible Study also shown below.

September 19th, 2016 – Acts 4:32-37 – The believers share everything

September 20th, 2016 – Acts 5:1-16 – Don’t try to lie to God

September 21st, 2016 – Acts 5:17-42 – “They got whipped and then did what!?!?!”

September 22nd, 2016 – Acts 6:1-7 – Deacons are chosen **

September 23rd, 2016 – Acts 6:8-15 – Stephen is arrested

September 24th, 2016 – Acts 7:1-29 – Stephen recounts God’s plan (Part 1)                      

September 25th, 2016 – Acts 7:30-53 - Stephen recounts God’s plan (Part 2)



Audio Readings




Stuff They Didn't Teach Me in Sunday School


SEPTEMBER 22: Episode 148
Hey!  I'm Hungry Too!


The Plan Bible Reading Schedule and weekly intros © Rev. Kurt Klaus 2013

“Stuff They Didn’t Teach Me In Sunday School” ©  Lutheran Hour Ministries 2013

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