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  • When Christians Disgree

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Mar 31, 2001
    based on 74 ratings
     | 5,966 views

    There are lessons to help avoid the dangers of disagreement.

    WHEN CHRISTIANS DISAGREE Acts 15:1-2, 36-41 INTRO.- Do people ever disagree? Do Christians ever disagree? What a question! Of course, they do. All people disagree at times. ILL.- Two boys were fighting and one was on top of the other. Finally, the mother of the boy who was on top came out ...read more

  • Legalism Rears Its Ugly Head! Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on May 3, 2001
    based on 105 ratings
     | 7,816 views

    Reasons why legalism must be resisted.

    A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 22 "Legalism Rears Its Ugly Head" Acts 15:1-23 Tonight I want to speak to you on the very touchy subject of legalism. I thought, Oh well I spoke on money this morning I might as well ...read more

  • Why Are Elders Important

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,022 views

    Reasons why God uses a plurality of godly elders to lead the church in making wise decisions

    Why Are Elders Important? (Acts 15:4-23) 1. These elders allowed the church to be administered by a plurality of godly leaders who met the Godly criteria stated in I Tim. 3:1-6. Here is an example of how multiple gifts, abilities and perspectives can synergistically work together for a greater ...read more

  • Benefits Of A Healthy Debate

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,704 views

    Learn how you can profit from a healthy debate

    Benefits of a Healthy Debate (Acts 15:1-5) Illustration:"The apostles and elders met to consider this question if the Gentiles must be circumcised and required to obey the law of Moses." (Acts 15;5,6) 1. Have you ever considered how controversies can produce beneficial effects? The Spirit ...read more

  • Reasons To Fight The Good Fight

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 25 ratings
     | 5,595 views

    There are some fights that are worth fighting and others that are better avoided. Many people do not enjoy arguing, fighting or quarreling. Yet, you can tell what a person considers vital by what they are willing to fight for. The apostles found it necess

    Reasons to Fight the Good Fight (Acts 15:1-11) 1. Many people do not enjoy arguing, fighting or quarreling. Yet, you can tell what a person considers vital by what they are willing to fight for. The apostles found it necessary to fight the good fight of faith against “false brethren” who wanted to ...read more

  • The Church Takes A Stand

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 95 ratings
     | 10,279 views

    Introduction 1.

    Introduction 1. Today we consider at one of the most crucial decisions in the history of the church of Jesus Christ. Iit took place 1950 years ago - in the year 49AD. Today we are also facing what amounts to the same crucial decision. Within the RCA and within many denominations. As we consider ...read more

  • How To Help Resolve Conflicts With Difficult People

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 56 ratings
     | 5,996 views

    Conflict resolution is exemplified in Acts 15 by James and the apostles.

    ILlustration: Many people find themselves stuck in ruts unable to find a way out of their conflicts. Millions in North America suffer from depression because they are unable to properly channel their feelings of anger, resentment and frustration.Unconsciously, people take out their exasperation ...read more

  • Why Elders Are Important

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 47 ratings
     | 5,557 views

    Why Elders Are Important Acts 15:1-29 Quality leadership is best seen in the plurality of godly servants

    Why Elders Are Important - Acts 15:1-29 Illustration:Peter Drucker offers insightful guidance to the church when he calls leadership a peak performance by one who is "the trumpet that sounds a clear sound of the organizations’ goals." His five requirements for this task are amazingly reliable and ...read more

  • How To Help Resolve Conflicts In The Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 69 ratings
     | 5,520 views

    How to Resolve or Prevent Conflicts

    How to Resolve or Prevent Conflicts (Acts 15:1-35) Conflicts, like the one in Acts 15, often occur because of differences of perspectives. Some people viewed the will of God differently because of their personal, cultural or religious conditioning. Resolving conflicts should always begin by ...read more

  • Reasons To Fight The Good Fight

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 24 ratings
     | 11,350 views

    Many people do not enjoy arguing, fighting or quarreling. Yet, you can tell what a person considers vital by what they are willing to fight for. The apostles found it necessary to fight the good fight of faith against "false brethren" who wanted to restri

    Quotation: Paul wrote, "Fight the good fight of faith." Many people are fighting battles that are not really worth fighting. Illustration: When I hear my friends say they hope their children don’t have to experience the hardships they went through--I don’t agree. Those hardships made us what we ...read more

  • Benefits Of Controversy

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 50 ratings
     | 4,022 views

    The Spirit taught Paul and Barnabas how controversy may produce many benefits for individuals and the church. When some believing Pharisees said, "It is necessary to circumcise the Gentiles and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses."

    Illustration: Paul wrote, "My grace is sufficient for you. Therefore I rejoice in weakness, in insults, and hardships. So that your faith does not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God." (2 Cor. 12:9,10) Illustration: Lord, deliver me from the lust of vindicating myself. ...read more

  • Why We Have Elders Series

    Contributed by Eric Snyder on Oct 22, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 6,506 views

    Outline is semi origional with illustrations borrowed from sermon central contributers.

    Leadership Lessons Elders, Eric A. Snyder, Minister, Farwell Church of Christ Acts 15:1-30 July 22, 2001 A husband and wife, prior to marriage, decided that he’d make all the major decisions and she the minor ones. After 20 years of marriage, he was asked how this arrangement had worked. ...read more

  • The God Who Knows The Heart

    Contributed by Kent Simmons on May 19, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 4,939 views

    If the intent of our hearts is important to us, how much more important is the issue of the intent of our hearts to our God.

    Sermon Notes “The God Who Knows The Heart” Kent Simmons Acts 15:1-21 AC 15:1 Some men came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the brothers: "Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved." [2] This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute ...read more

  • Avoiding Costly Mistakes At All Costs - Tolerance Series

    Contributed by Don Jones on Sep 24, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 7,055 views

    The fourth message in the series deals with tolerance. It focuses on inconsistent behaviors that tell others we are "not of God"

    Avoiding Costly Mistakes At All Costs - Tolerance Acts 15:1-29; Galatians 2:11-14 Pastor Don Jones West Glendale Baptist Church We live in a world today that expects tolerance; tolerance of alternate life-styles, tolerance of other religions, and tolerance of others habits and sexual preferences. ...read more

  • Fly High - Acts Part 13 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Sep 27, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,948 views

    The book of Acts teaches us that disagreements in the Body of Christ are normal and it matters for all eternity how you handle them.

    “Fly High” – Acts part 13 On the Lighter Side of Life: Thesis: The book of Acts teaches us that disagreements in the Body of Christ are normal and it matters for all eternity how you handle them. Scripture Text: Acts 15:1-41: 1Some men came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the ...read more