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Help for the Stressed-Out Preacher or Christian Worker, Part 3 (Praying Through the Bible #210)

Help for the Stressed-Out Preacher or Christian Worker, Part 3 (Praying Through the Bible #210)

TEXT: Acts 6:1-4

In our passage for today, we find the apostles of Christ facing a dilemma which many pastors today may be familiar with. The 12 disciples spent most of their time praying, preaching the Gospel and baptizing new believers. That was what Christ had commanded them to do just before he left. However, as time went on, they began to add to their duties other things that needed to be done in the church. These other ministry responsibilities, which were all good and necessary things to do, threatened to take away from their main purpose of praying and preaching the Gospel.

As the apostles would not allow this to be the case, their ministry to the widows of the church suffered, and the Greeks complained that only Jewish widows were getting the attention of the apostles. How did the apostles handle this situation? First, they realized that they could not do everything. And, second, they began to delegate.

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