Apostles, Authority In Church
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For this reason I am writing these things while absent, so that when present I need not use severity, in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.
For even if I boast somewhat further about our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be put to shame,
For there was not a needy person among them, for all who were owners of land or houses would sell them and bring the proceeds of the sales
So the twelve summoned the congregation of the disciples and said, "It is not desirable for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve tables.
Now while they were passing through the cities, they were delivering the decrees which had been decided upon by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem, for them to observe.
For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.
but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts.
When they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land?
For I, on my part, though absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged him who has so committed this, as though I were present.
For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.
Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge?