RE Verse reading–Acts 6:1-7, 11:27-30 (day three) “The word of God continued to spread; the number of the disciples increased greatly in Jerusalem” (6:7) Strange word. Fascinating. Instructive. We speak of spreading icing on a cake or spreading fertilizer on a lawn, but spreading God’s word? The picture is of something in one place and then several. . .one heart and then many. Applied to God’s word it describes the exanding circles of people who are hearing God speaking. Note the means by which this takes place. When a congregation faces it’s problems honestly and prayerfully and in practical unity, people “hear” the Lord’s voice! Amazing. Our influence in this community may have as much to do with how we work together to find and do God’s will as with what we preach. Problems are inevitable. How we face them is clearly a Spirit-led and people-blessing choice. As we listen to the Lord and love each other, the word of God keeps spreading.