It has been approximately five years since the birth of the church at Pentecost. The church continues to see phenomenal growth. As noted in Acts 4, the generosity within the church was unique as the members of the body in Jerusalem did not consider anything to be their own, but shared it with each other, having all things in common.
But this growth also brought some administrative issues. The Hellenistic Jews felt their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. These were Jews who, as descendants of the dispersion, grew up outside Israel and therefore spoke Greek and grew in a Greek culture.
This was an issue which, if left unchecked, could threaten the unity of the the still young church. How the Apostles dealt with this issue serves as an example for us and drives home the primacy of the Gospel in the life of the Church.
Thank you for listening to today's message. May you be blessed through the teaching of God's Word.