I rightfully do not endorse any Christians adds, anyone, any person, any organization, any Church  now trying to make money from  the gospel, or asking for money or any of the adds here.  I also do not endorse any of  Bibles, books, tapes listed here for sale too. Jesus said as we have freely received so we are freely to give. Hirelings in their greed and visible lack of faith don't do that. I do believe we should have the faith for God to supply what anyone needs  freely to anyone who needs it. 
 

(John 13:35 KJV)  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
 
(Acts 11:25 KJV)  Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:2 6 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
Please do Excuse me while I may step on a few toes but are we Christians now not forgetting the basics. Many persons visiting Canada have noted that there is a clear lack of love by most Canadians for others here in Canada.. You know I have to teach to our government Ministers even what is the basic Christian truths.
The Book of Acts  God's messages to the first Christian church includes these topics THAT ARE EVEN APPLICABLE TODAY!
- The need to help the poor persons in our own church midst... and in other churches
- The topic of persecution, a method God uses to get God's  people to do his will..
- Personal Repentance and the Resurrection of the dead, the actual Gospel message preached firstly by the Apostles..
On THE NEED OF helping the poor persons, a direct social welfare ministry 
- A clear and definite weekly program was established to help the poor persons starting in our church and elsewhere.
- This program consists of specific persons, deacons, being ordained to look after the distribution of money to the poor persons..
- All of the  believers were encouraged weekly to give their excess money to this program to the poor people.. this donations is  not for the church building program..church debt reduction program.. this is a separate clear program to help the poor persons.
- As usual Satan works hard encouraging disobedience, tangents to divert God's people from doing God's will herein this area now too..
 
(Acts 6:1 KJV)  And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.
 
(1 Tim 3:10 KJV)  And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
 
(1 Tim 3:13 KJV)  For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
 
(Acts 6:3 KJV)  Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
 
(1 Cor 16:2 KJV)  Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. 3  And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.
 
(Acts 5:1 KJV)  But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2   And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it, at the apostles' feet.3  But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
 
(2 Cor 8:2 KJV)  How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.3   For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves; 4 Praying us with much entreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
 
(2 Cor 8:14 KJV)  But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:
 
(2 Cor 8:20 KJV)  Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us: 21  Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
 
(2 Cor 9:7 KJV)  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 8  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: 9   (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. 10  Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) 11  Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.12  For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
 
(1 Tim 1:6 KJV)  From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
 
(1 Tim 5:15 KJV)  For some are already turned aside after Satan.
 
(Heb 12:1 KJV)  Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
 
I GIVE A SPECIFIC PORTION OF MY INCOME TO HELP, CLOTHE AND  FEED THE POOR PERSONS..
On persecutions
- If you note firstly it was the leaders, the apostles who were persecuted...
-  Next you can note that the apostles were not persecuted but the rest of the persons were..
- The apostles by being firstly persecuted were prepared to teach others how to handle the persecutions..
- Persecution was allowed by God to get the whole church to get to know and to move into God's will, which was even to spread the Gospel to others. Instead of siting still and doing nothing.. God desires active Christians, his people doing good works and going  elsewhere Christians.. evangelcial missionary journeys too.
 
(Rom 15:4 KJV)  For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
 
(1 Cor 14:3 KJV)  But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
 
(2 Cor 1:3 KJV)  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
 
(2 Cor 1:4 KJV)  Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
 
(1 Th 5:14 KJV)  Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
 
(Acts 7:52 KJV)  Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:
 
(Acts 22:4 KJV)  And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
 
(Acts 26:11 KJV)  And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.
 
(Acts 16:22 KJV)  And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.
 
(Acts 22:19 KJV)  And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee:
 
WE ARE ALSO TO REGULARLY  PRAY FOR OUR PERSECUTORS. TO PRAY IN TIMES OF AFFLICTIONS, TO PRAY FOR OURSELVES AND OTHERS, TO PRAY TO KNOW GOD'S WILL
 
(Mat 5:44 KJV)  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
 
(Mark 13:33 KJV)  Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
 
(Luke 6:28 KJV)  Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
 
(Rom 8:26 KJV)  Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
 
(Col 1:9 KJV)  For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
 
(2 Th 3:1 KJV)  Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:
 
(1 John 5:16 KJV)  If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
 
(Acts 9:31 KJV)  Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.
On the actual Gospel message content preached to others, world wide firstly by the Apostles..
Repentance and the certainty of the resurrection of the dead even towards judgments... was the main message preached by the apostles.
 
(Acts 1:22 KJV)  Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
 
(Acts 2:31 KJV)  He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
 
(Acts 2:38 KJV)  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
 
(Acts 3:19 KJV)  Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
 
(Acts 4:2 KJV)  Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
 
(Acts 4:33 KJV)  And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
 
(Acts 5:31 KJV)  Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
 
(Acts 8:22 KJV)  Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
 
(Acts 11:18 KJV)  When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.
 
(Acts 13:24 KJV)  When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
 
(Acts 17:18 KJV)  Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
 
(Acts 17:30 KJV)  And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
 
(Acts 17:32 KJV)  And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
 
(Acts 19:4 KJV)  Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
 
(Acts 20:21 KJV)  Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
(Acts 23:6 KJV)  But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.
 
(Acts 23:8 KJV)  For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.
 
(Acts 24:15 KJV)  And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
 
(Acts 24:21 KJV)  Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.
 
(Acts 26:20 KJV)  But showed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
Like I said the message even to the first and last church.. The book of Acts.. There are many  essential subjects covered here.. including 
- The role in the church of Apostles- Elders and/or deacons.
-The experience of the baptism of the Holy Spirit as defined in the book of acts.
- The restoration of the tabernacle of David.. the Restoration in the church the method of worshipping praise God in praises, songs
- The need to help the poor persons in our own church's midst... and in other churches
- The topic of persecution, a method God uses to get His people to do his will..
- Personal Repentance and the Resurrection of the dead ,the actual Gospel message preached firstly by the Apostles..
- and many other important issues..

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