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Can a church do it all?
The church in Jerusalem experienced explosive growth, going from 120 to thousands in weeks and months. That kind of growth was not without its growing pains. They began with the twelve Apostles in leadership and they were administering everything. The church was threatened by the inability of the Apostles to do it all. Their unity was threatened. Their truly needy members were threatened. The overall mission of the church was threatened. This passage recounts how they overcame the threats that the ministry of the word might continue.