In the beginning of the church when Christ was on earth He only had 120 disciples. This little group of called out ones was the beginning of the church. In Acts we see a history of how the church started. As the church grew there were problems within the church. At times the widows were not being taken care of within the church. This is how we came to have Deacons and Elders to serve the church. In this sermon we come to understand that while we are all servants some are given specific roles to accomplish additional service to the brethren in the church.
Beyond Today Presenter, United Church of God Pastor
Gary Petty is a 1978 graduate of Ambassador College with a BS in mass communications. He worked for six years in radio in Pennsylvania and Texas. He was ordained a minister in 1984 and has served congregations in Longview and Houston Texas; Rockford, Illinois; Janesville and Beloit, Wisconsin; and San Antonio, Austin and Waco, Texas. He presently pastors United Church of God congregations in Nashville, Murfreesboro and Jackson, Tennessee.