• We must work to be positive influences within the church. We have to find what we can do to help and take the initiative. We also need to make sure we live righteously in the world and be good examples to those around us.
  • In Acts 6, the apostles were overburdened, so trusted men were appointed to share the work. We must share the work in the same way today so that a few people don’t end up having to do everything.
  • Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 - The value of companionship.

Topic 3: Respecting God’s Law

  • Nehemiah 8:1-12- Ezra the scribe reads the law before the people.
    • Notice that the people asked Ezra to read the book of the law!
    • The people stood up when Ezra opened the book. They listened attentively while he read.
  • Jeremiah 36:23 - Terrible disrespect is shown to the word of God.