Topic: The Early Church Beginnings Passage: Acts 1:12-26
The need to replace the wicked betrayer Judas has become an immediate need while the believers await the coming of the Holy Spirit. The group prays together as they are bound in a like-minded desire to do God's will. Judas had committed suicide and now the qualifications are stated by Peter for apostle. The lot was used and Matthias was chosen by God to carry out the work of the apostle which was instrumental in the early church.