New Testament
Lesson 29
The Number of the Disciples Was Multiplied

Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us recognize that the work of the Church is done by many people, all of whom contribute their talents and testimonies to strengthen the Church.

Scripture references for study:  Acts 69
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Lesson 29 Handout (PDF format)

Acts 6 & 7

"And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration." (Acts 6:1)

READ ACTS 6:2-6. Seven chosen to assist the work.

Stephen brought before the Sanhedrin.

Acts 8

READ ACTS 8:5-13. Phillip preaches in Samaria. The people believe.

READ ACTS 8:14-17. The Holy Ghost given to the people of Samaria.

READ ACTS 8:18-24. Simon offers to buy the power to bestow the Holy Ghost.

READ ACTS 8:26-40. Phillip teaches the eunuch.

Acts 9

The Background of Saul.

Paul comes to Jerusalem as a persecutor.

Saul's Conversion.

Following Saul's conversion.

Gospel Doctrine Notebook

We, like Stephen, Philip, and Saul, are living in a time when the Church is growing rapidly. We are each given responsibilities to serve in the kingdom. Like these three great men, we need to be willing to give all that we have to serve the Lord and bring forth his kingdom. To do so, is to bless the lives of others and bring eternal blessings to ourselves.

Record your thoughts on the servants of the Lord discussed in this lesson. How can you be a better witness of the Lord?

Resources Used In This Lesson

Conference Reports (CR).


Paul's Life and Letters by Sidney B. Sperry.

Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball.

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