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Acts 4:32-37

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1 Acts 4:32-37 on Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:48 pm

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Acts 4:32-37 King James Version (KJV)
32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,
37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Acts 4:32-37 New King James Version (NKJV)
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32 Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. 33 And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. 34 Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, 35 and laid them at the apostles’ feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.
36 And Joses, who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement), a Levite of the country of Cyprus, 37 having land, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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32 This was important they let nothing come between them and were truly one nothing was any one bodies but everything was everybody’s. This was a way that nothing came between them property was not an issues, they all believed the same and had no doctrinal issues because they were more focused on sharing Christ with the world rather then doing something else.

33 They had one that that connected them and kept them together, Jesus all believers still share Him today we should be more likely to get along together and not let things separate us. We are all equal at the foot of the cross and none of us our to good to where we do not need grace.

34 They made sure everyone was taken care of, the church was a community not just a place where people went once a week for worship. They sold everything and gave it so people of the church could be taken of and they could all live.

35 Everyone got what they needed this was so everyone’s needs would be met so people may have had more needs than what they could have given and others may have given more than what they need but everyone was taken care of and that is what truly mattered.

36 Barnabas would be the man that would be a great aid to Paul.

37 Barnabas did as everyone else did showing his faith and dependence on the Lord.

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