May 28
Problems & Priorities
Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, 'It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables.' Acts 6:2
Read Acts Chapter 6:1,2
With growth comes problems! The early church had grown beyond what the apostles could handle by themselves. The widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of needs. What wisdom the apostles had. They knew they had problems that needed to be addressed, but they also had priorities. So they called a meeting to encourage leadership among the godly. This is where we get the concept of elders and deacons. So often, the members in a church judge the pastor for not being able to meet every human need that arises. The most important calling for a shepherd is to feed the sheep. Jesus, when He appeared to the disciples on the sea, admonished Peter, Feed My sheep. (John 21:17b) All pastors should have a servant's heart and be willing to minister to the practical needs of the body. They must do this without compromising their call to equip the body. If a pastor has done his work well, he will have raised up godly leadership to come alongside and help. This turns the problem into a solution.

Prayer: How thankful we are for the countless servants we have known over the years who have assisted in servicing the body of Christ.

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