Friday, June 2, 2017

Acts 15:36-41

Acts 15:36-41
English Standard Version (ESV)

  There is sometimes the perception that everyone in the church gets along peaceably.  The problem this creates is that if someone thinks everyone in the church gets along, they are let down when they actually enter the church and discover that people disagree in the church just as often as they do outside of the church.
  There should, however, be a difference in the way people in the church disagree.  We can disagree over decorations or doctrine, but we need to remember to love one another.  Just because we don't see eye-to-eye on something doesn't mean that we can't treasure and care for one another.  Do you wish the best for people with whom you disagree?  Can you separate issues from individuals?  Can you care for people with whom you disagree?
  It's important to remain rooted in love while we undergo disagreement.  The church should be able to stay united while we disagree, continuing to love and serve in the midst of all we do.

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