the saints that are at Jerusalem?, <461601>1 Corinthians 16:1, 2 ? ?Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I gave order to the churches of Galatia, so also do ye. Upon the first day of the week let each one of you lay by him in store, as he may prosper, that no collection be made when I come.?
<441827> Acts 18:27 ? ?And when he was minded to pass over into Achaia, the brethren encouraged him, and wrote to the disciples to receive him?;
<470301> 2 Corinthians 3:1 ? ?Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? or need we, as do some epistles of commendation to you or from you ??
<540509> 1 Timothy 5:9 ? ?Let none be enrolled as a widow under threescore years old?; cf . <440601>Acts 6:1 ? ?there arose a murmuring of the Grecian Jews against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.? <461116> 1 Corinthians 11:16 ? ?But if any man seemeth to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.?
<440241> Acts 2:41 ? ?They then that received his word were baptized?;
<461123> 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 ? ?For I received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you? ? the institution of the Lord?s Supper.
(1)<461440> 1 Corinthians 14:40 ? ?let all things be done decently and in order?; <510205>Colossians 2:5 ? ?For though I am absent in the flesh yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.?
<402819> Matthew 28:19 ? ?Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nation; baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit?; <440247>Acts 2:47 ? ?And the Lord added to them day by day those that were being saved.?
<508930> Philippians 2:30 ? ?because for the work of Christ he came nigh unto death, hazarding his life to supply that which was lacking in your service toward me.?
As indicative of a developed organization in the N. T. church, of which only the germ existed before Christ?s death, it is important to notice the progress in names from the Gospels to the Epistles. In the Gospels, the word ?disciples? is the common designation of Christ?s followers but it is not once found in the Epistles. In the Epistles, there are only ?saints,? ?brethren,? ?churches.? A consideration of the facts here referred to is
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