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Radical Hospitality
Part 2

July 11, 2021 • Jon Furman • The Greatest Stories Rarely ToldRadical Hospitality

Join us as Jon continues The Greatest Stories Rarely Told, taking a look at some of the greatest, yet lesser known stories of the Bible, that point back to our 3 core values; Sacrificial Generosity, Radical Hospitality, and Uncommon Humility.
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Sermon Notes - July 11, 2021

The Greatest Stories Rarely Told: Radical Hospitality - Part 2 - Jon Furman - Acts 6:1-7 (NLT)

Sacrificial Generosity

Radical Hospitality

Uncommon Humility

Jonathan, From the Hebrew יְהוֹנָתָן (Yehonatan), meaning "Yahweh has given", the roots יְהוֹ (yeho) referring to Yahweh and נָתַן (natan) meaning "to give".

Daniel: God is my Judge

Gabriel: God is my Strength

Isaiah: Yahweh is my Salvation

Elijah: Yahweh is my God

Acts 6:1 (NLT)

But as the believers rapidly multiplied, there were rumblings of discontent. The Greek-speaking believers complained about the Hebrew-speaking believers, saying that their widows were being discriminated against in the daily distribution of food.

Acts 6:2-4 (NLT)

So the Twelve called a meeting of all the believers. They said, “We apostles should spend our time teaching the word of God, not running a food program. 3 And so, brothers, select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will give them this responsibility. 4 Then we apostles can spend our time in prayer and teaching the word.”

Acts 6:5-6 (NLT)

Everyone liked this idea, and they chose the following: Stephen (a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit), Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas of Antioch (an earlier convert to the Jewish faith). These seven were presented to the apostles, who prayed for them as they laid their hands on them.

Stephen: Crowned with Glory

Philip: Lover of Horses

Parmenas: Steadfast

Nicanor: Victorious

Nicolas: People of Victory

Prochorus: Lord of the Dance

Timon: Honorable

“Everyone liked the idea.”

Acts 6:7 (NLT)

So God’s message continued to spread. The number of believers greatly increased in Jerusalem, and many of the Jewish priests were converted, too.

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