Lesson 13a

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LESSON 13: EXERCISE LESSON

Lesson Text 6:1-15 (Acts).

13.1a Repeat each sentence.

Some time later, (Some time later,) / as the number of disciples kept growing, (as the number of disciples kept growing,) / there was a quarrel between (there was a quarrel between) / the Greek-speaking Jews and the native Jews. (the Greek-speaking Jews and the native Jews.) / Some time later, as the number of disciples kept growing, there was a quarrel between the Greek-speaking Jews and the native Jews. (Some time later, as the number of disciples kept growing, there was a quarrel between the Greek-speaking Jews and the native Jews.)

The Greek-speaking Jews (The Greek-speaking Jews) / claimed that their widows were being neglected (claimed that their widows were being neglected) / in the daily distribution of funds. (in the daily distribution of funds.) / The Greek-speaking Jews claimed that their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of funds. (The Greek-speaking Jews claimed that their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of funds.)

So the twelve apostles (So the twelve apostles) / called the whole group of believers together and said, (called the whole group of believers together and said,) / So the twelve apostles called the whole group of believers together and said, (So the twelve apostles called the whole group of believers together and said,) / It is not right for us to neglect the preaching of God’s word (It is not right for us to neglect the preaching of God’s word) / in order to handle finances. (in order to handle finances.) / It is not right for us to neglect the preaching of God’s word in order to handle finances. (It is not right for us to neglect the preaching of God’s word in order to handle finances.)

So then, friends, (So then, friends,) / choose seven men among you (choose seven men among you) / who are known to be full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, (who are known to be full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom,) / So then, friends, choose seven men among you who are known to be full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, (So then, friends, choose seven men among you who are known to be full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom,) / and we will put them in charge of this matter. (and we will put them in charge of this matter.)

We ourselves, then, (We ourselves, then,) / will give our full time to prayer and the work of preaching. (will give our full time to prayer and the work of preaching.) / We ourselves, then, will give our full time to prayer and the work of preaching. (We ourselves, then, will give our full time to prayer and the work of preaching.)

The whole group was pleased with the apostles’ proposal, (The whole group was pleased with the apostles’ proposal,) / so they chose seven men. (so they chose seven men.) / The whole group was pleased with the apostles’ proposal, so they chose seven men. (The whole group was pleased with the apostles’ proposal, so they chose seven men.)