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  • The Church Takes A Stand

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 17, 2000
    based on 95 ratings
     | 10,139 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 17, 2000
    based on 56 ratings
     | 5,904 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 17, 2000
    based on 47 ratings
     | 5,466 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 17, 2000
    based on 69 ratings
     | 5,422 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 17, 2000
    based on 24 ratings
     | 11,207 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

  • Resolving Differences In Six Steps

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 17, 2000
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,016 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

  • Benefits Of Controversy

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 17, 2000
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,927 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

  • Resolving Conflicts By God's Power

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 3, 2003
    based on 27 ratings
     | 3,329 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

  • The Benefit Of Godly Elders

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 3, 2003
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,323 views

    Here is an example of how multiple gifts, abilities and perspectives can synergistically work together for a greater total effect than the sum of several individual’s efforts. Without elders, the church can easily be led astray by one person’s agenda, per

    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

  • Exercising Series

    Contributed by Kent Lenard on Nov 21, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,539 views

    This sermon deals with learning how to apply God’s word to our everyday lives

    Exercising James 1:22, Acts 15:20, Rom 14:19, 21, Ecc 6:7 November 13, 2003 I. Today I want to look at the sixth way to get into God s word. We ve talked about Hear, Read, Study, Memorize, and Meditate. If you remember that drawing that we did of the hand, the palm is Apply. A. You need to ...read more

  • Growing Pains

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jun 3, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 4,479 views

    Salvation is by grace through faith alone.

    Growing Pains Acts 15:1-2,5-21 Primary Purpose: To emphasize the importance of the early church doctrine that salvation is by grace through faith alone. Acts 15 takes us to a time of great growing pains in the church. I call them growing pains because the church was for the first time ...read more

  • Never The Same Again

    Contributed by Kevin Mullins on Jun 2, 2004
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,994 views

    God is intent on His church being a church of change and when we are not obedient he will accomplish that change by any means necessary

    Never The Same Again Acts 15:4-19 Read the text--I want to talk to you one more time about change-- Specifically about this idea of our ability to relate to and engage the culture that we are a part of— As far as I can see it there are a couple of kinds of churches- Book of Revelation does a ...read more

  • The Scourge Of Legalism Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Sep 11, 2004
    based on 58 ratings
     | 5,674 views

    The problem with legalism is: 1. It turns a relationship of love into a religion of laws. 2. It turns people from encouragers into fault-finders. 3. It emphasizes outward conformity rather than inner transformation.

    What an interesting story about the early church The Word of God has just spread to the Gentiles (non-Jews and people from other lands), and they have responded enthusiastically to its message. There were thrilling stories of healings, miracles and dramatic conversions. These new converts were ...read more

  • The God Who Knows The Heart

    Contributed by Kent Simmons on May 18, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 4,798 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

  • The First Board Meeting Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jul 25, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 6,819 views

    This sermon explians and illustrates why Christians should become all things to all people so that by all possible means we might save some.

    The First Board Meeting July 28, 2002 Acts 15:1-35 Intro: A. [None Survived, from the book, "God Has Never Failed Me, But He’s Sure Scared Me to Death a Few Times" by Stan Toler] There was a family who decided to move to the country. They bought a ranch and made plans to raise cattle. They ...read more