“It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables.  Therefore, . . . pick out . . . men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty . . . And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly. . ."

Acts 6:1-7 (excerpt)

Oct 2-8, 2022

1.  Fuel prices alarm many now facing the onset of cooler weather.  Rejoice in God’s provision for his people in ways often unexpected and sometimes marvelous.  Rejoice and give thanks too for the ordinary structure and functioning of Christ’s body the church, that no member is left alone to suffer abject need.  Acts 6:1-7.


2. Pray for your Christian brothers and sisters who’ve entered a dark season in which strength and joy are failing them.  They’re disheartened and discouraged.  Losses of love, or of health, or of good name, or of estate have made life seem a burden to them.  Intercede for them!  And ask the Lord how you might in his name lift up those brought low.  Hebrews 12:12-13.

"Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.

Hebrews 12:12-13