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  • The Church Takes A Stand

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 95 ratings
     | 10,267 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
     | 5,994 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
     | 5,551 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
     | 5,518 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

  • Resolving Differences In Six Steps

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,083 views

    Resolving Differences in Six Steps - Acts 15:12-35

    Resolving Differences in Six Steps - Acts 15:12-35 Illustration:While a $100,000 fire truck stood by unused because nobody knew how it operated, fire destroyed a power plant in the tiny village of Akiachak, Alaska. Damage to the plant was estimated at $250,000. Too many people fail to realize ...read more

  • Legalism Rears Its Ugly Head! Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on May 3, 2001
    based on 105 ratings
     | 7,812 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

  • "Faith Of Our Fathers"

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on May 3, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 7,933 views

    It is living still, inspite of all that has come against it; inspite of all who have tried to pervert it. Keep the faith!

    What an august gathering we would witness, if we were able to transport back in time and go to Jerusalem for this first official council on the doctrines of the faith. All the big names are there. Paul and Barnabas, who have had much God-given success in ministry among the gentiles, which is ...read more

  • The Council At Jerusalem Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 25, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 11,513 views

    At the first Council of teh Church, held in Jerusalem it was affirmed that the preaching of the gospel brings freedom because the gospel is all about the grace of God, the freely given forgiveness won by Christ on the cross.

    What are we on about as a Church? How do we decide what’s central to our life together? What is there that we must have if we’re to be a truly Christian Church? What are the guiding principles that govern our life together? They’re the sorts of questions that arise out of today’s passage from ...read more

  • The Jerusalem Council Series

    Contributed by Russell Rhodes on Sep 1, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,653 views

    This is the study of the Jerusalem Council and the 17th study in the Bookl of Acts

    The Jerusalem Council Acts 15:1-35 Acts # 17 In this chapter we will see conflict within the church. We will look at what is known as the Jerusalem Council. This is the first major conflict of the church. This was a conflict about Salvation. This conflict was asking the question of how a person ...read more

  • When Jesus Said "It Is Finished", He Meant It! Series

    Contributed by Rich Dunbar on Jul 7, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 6,165 views

    This sermon looks at three things we risk losing if we don’t recognize and affirm the sufficiency of Jesus sacrifice alone for our salvation.

    So many times we have trouble realizing the full impact of something that has taken place. Historically we have seen it happen time and time again. Here are two examples that each of us can relate to. When Henry Ford went to a bank to seek a loan to begin his automobile company the banker told ...read more

  • Avoiding Costly Mistakes At All Costs - Tolerance Series

    Contributed by Don Jones on Sep 24, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 7,049 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
     | 2,945 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

  • Church Conflict Resolution Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Nov 27, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 5,382 views

    When God brought the Gentiles in it was a major hurdle for some of the Jewish Christians. How did they deal with the divisive fall out? How can we practice what God taught them?

    We really need to review where we’ve been to appreciate where we are in Acts 15. Here it is in a nutshell. Just before he ascended back to heaven, Jesus commissioned the apostles to wait in Jerusalem for power from God to accomplish the witnessing work of bringing the gospel to the whole world. ...read more

  • When Christians Disagree - Part One Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Nov 28, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,410 views

    Principles for dealing with doctrinal disagreements

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 15:1-35 TITLE: WHEN CHRISTIANS DISAGREE – PART ONE” INTRODUCTION: A. Benjamin Franklin: “Many a long dispute may be thus abridged: ‘It is so; it is not so.’ ‘It is so; it is not so.’” ...read more

  • Resolving Conflicts By God's Power

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 4, 2003
    based on 27 ratings
     | 3,417 views

    Conflicts can be resolved when people are willing to avoid defining the other party as incorrigible. Even though all people have a sinful nature, Spirit led individuals are able to find unity, peace and harmony through the mutuality of our shared union in

    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