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Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

Keeping the Main Thing as priority is key- Jesus Christ…

Acts 6:1-7
In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the Word of God in order to wait on tables. 3Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them 4and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.” 5This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. 6They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them. 7So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.

It is easy to be distracted by the many things in this world; but keeping the main thing is focusing on Jesus. This means that we stay on point with what He has called us to do.

At the time during these passages, we see a problem due to their growth. These two groups of Jews were at cultural odds. Hebraic Jews were born and raised in Palestine and rejected anything outside of Hebrew texts. Grecian Jews had adopted a lot of the Greek culture. Something had to change, for what had been done before was no longer working.

The disciples recognized that serving the people had taken the place of the Word of God. It was necessary to take care of the people’s needs, but only they were equipped at that time to preach.

The Word says that each of us needs to use what we have received to serve.