Sunday, February 19, 2017

Helping out other Christians - Acts 6

Scripture Reading - Acts 6. 1-7

Key Verse - Acts 6.4 ‘And the word of God increased and the number of the disciples multiplied’

When you woke this morning were you
grumpy? Did it make you cross when
someone else had something that you
wanted? We can all be a bit like this at
times! It’s better not to be, but it

In our bible reading today some of the
ladies in the church in Jerusalem were
feeling unhappy. I am not surprised. They
were sad because their husbands had died!
Ladies whose husbands have died are
known as ‘widows’. Imagine how lonely they
must be! These ladies in Jerusalem were
probably afraid as well! In Bible times many
ladies didn’t have money of their own. If
they became a widow then buying things
would be difficult. How would she pay the
bills and buy food to eat?

It was a bit different for Christian widows, as
believers in each church were told to make
sure that they were being looked after. But
things don’t always go smoothly! People
often argue and sometimes people from
different countries don’t trust each other. In
Jerusalem there was a big argument
between the Greek Christians and the
Jewish Christians. The Greeks said that the
Jewish widows were being looked after
better then their widows. There was a lot of
complaining for a while! Christians should
try not to argue and complain but when they
do they should sort things out and say sorry.

Many of Jesus’ disciples still lived in
Jerusalem at that time. They heard about
what was happening and decided to sort it
out. Seven really good men got the job of
making sure everyone was well looked after.
They did a great job and everyone ended up

Have a think about how you could help
people who are lonely or in need of some
love and care. Your actions could show
them how much God cares!

Suggested Prayer - Dear God, help me to
look for ways to help people every day.

I appreciate you reading this blog post.

Thanks again, 


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