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Preparing Today for Tomorrow

Acts 14:23-23

Topics: The Church

The early church experienced dynamic growth because they knew how to prepare leaders. They sought out and appointed capable men to lead each church.


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Acts 5:28-28
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Acts 4:13-13
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