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  • Church Conflict Resolution Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Nov 27, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,634 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

  • Resolving Church Conflict Series

    Contributed by Brad Beaman on Feb 14, 2006
    based on 55 ratings
     | 6,513 views

    What does an argument that took place 2000 years ago between two ladies have to do with our church here today? We will find out plenty.

    A few years ago I was talking to a minister that told me the story of his church. He said that at one time the place where the church is located was very heavily populated. It went through a period of depopulation. There were two churches in the area but as people left neither church could afford a ...read more

  • Church Conflict Part Deux Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Aug 19, 2008
     | 1,492 views

    Exposition of Acts 15:6-21 regarding the resolution of the conflict over circumcision, Gentiles, and law-keeping

    Text: Acts 15:6-21, Title: Church Conflict Part Deux, Date/Place: NRBC, 8/17/08, AM A. Opening illustration: -66% say their congregation has been in conflict in the past 2 years; 20% called it “significant” or “major.” B. Background to passage: Last time we looked at a good reason to fight and a ...read more

  • Curing Church Conflict-2

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Feb 21, 2011
     | 605 views

    2 of 3. James revealed the solution for conflict within the local church body. There is a known cure for conflict within the local church. But how is it challenged? The cure for church conflict is challenged by....

    CURING CHURCH CONFLICT—II—James 4:1-17 Attention: A man limps into a hospital to have his foot X-rayed, & is asked to wait for the results. Some time later an orderly appears & hands the man a large pill. As he’s handed the pill, a mother with a small child in need of immediate attention enters ...read more

  • Curing Church Conflict-1

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Feb 21, 2011
     | 989 views

    1 of 3. James revealed the solution for conflict within the local church body. There is a known cure for conflict within the local church. But how is it challenged ? The cure for church conflict is challenged by....

    CURING CHURCH CONFLICT—I—James 4:1-17 Attention: *Our own behaviors can circumvent the very cure we need. Need: The tensions in my church are are obvious. As soon as you step on the property you know it. Visitors sense it. The community talks about it. Everybody hates it. We’re ...read more

  • Curing Church Conflict-3

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Mar 8, 2011
     | 710 views

    3 of 3. James revealed the solution for conflict within the local church body. There is a known cure for conflict within the local church. But how is it challenged? The cure for church conflict is challenged by our....

    CURING CHURCH CONFLICT—III—James 4:1-17 Attention: A zookeeper wanted to get some extra animals for his zoo, so he decided to compose a letter. The only problem was that he didn’t know the plural of "mongoose." He started the letter: "To whom it may concern, I need two mongeese." No, that ...read more

  • Curing Church Conflict-3

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Feb 6, 2014
     | 1,159 views

    3 of 3. James revealed the solution to conflict within the local church body. Church conflict can be cured. But how? The cure for church conflict is challenged/hindered by....

    CURING CHURCH CONFLICT—III—James 4:1-17 Attention: This sermon hit home for many!! A zookeeper wanted to get some extra animals for his zoo, so he decided to compose a letter. The only problem was that he didn't know the plural of "mongoose." He started the letter: "To whom it may ...read more

  • Curing Church Conflict-2

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Feb 6, 2014
     | 1,052 views

    2 of 3. James revealed the solution to conflict within the local church body. Church conflict can be cured. But how? The cure for church conflict is challenged/hindered by....

    CURING CHURCH CONFLICT—II—James 4:1-17 Attention: A man limps into a hospital to have his foot X-rayed, & is asked to wait for the results. Some time later an orderly appears & hands the man a large pill. As he’s handed the pill, a mother with a small child in need of ...read more

  • Curing Church Conflict-1

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Feb 6, 2014
     | 1,411 views

    1 of 3. James revealed the solution to conflict within the local church body. Church conflict can be cured. But how? The cure for church conflict is challenged/hindered by....

    CURING CHURCH CONFLICT-I—James 4:1-17 Attention: A Cure & its Challenge... A new miracle doctor had just arrived in town. He could cure anything & anybody, & everyone was amazed with what he could do. Everyone except for Mr. Thompson, the town skeptic, who didn't believe a thing. ...read more

  • Demonic Attack 101--Church Conflict Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Sep 18, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,860 views

    Exposition of Acts 6:1-7, first of two about how the Jerusalem church dealt with internal conflict.

    Text: Acts 6:1-7, Title: Demonic Attacks 101—Church Conflict, Date/Place: NRBC, 9/23/07, AM A. Opening illustration: see illustrations page, Acts 6 ill in ill file B. Background to passage: We left Acts 5 with the church still moving on the mission at hand. Reminder: our mission is ever before ...read more

  • Conquering Church Conflict Before It Conquers You

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Oct 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,478 views

    Church conflicts are inevitable. However, they can be solved if churches will step up to the plate and deal with them early.

    Conquering Church Conflict Before It Conquers You Acts 6:1-7 Introduction: Today, I want to talk to you about two little words that no one wants to hear, but everyone, who goes to church long enough, will most likely have to deal with…CHURCH CONFLICT. Those two words are enough to send cold ...read more

  • Conflict In The Church Series

    Contributed by Tim Huie on Apr 14, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,055 views

    Church conflict takes many forms, but most church conflict has one root cause... ungodly wisdom at work in the body of Christ.

    1. Illus. of Danny C’s church • Talked with a guy about his church. He was high on his church. He couldn’t have been more excited about fellowship and what was going on there! • Then he made a strange statement. He said, “We have a unique ministry here. Most of our members are people who had just ...read more

  • Harmony In The Local Church Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 24, 2006
    based on 40 ratings
     | 7,270 views

    God’s will for us is not only relevant when we are at peace, but it is also relevant during conflict.

    Harmony in the Local Church (I Peter 3:8-12) 1. When conflict arises, some Christians throw out all or many of the rules. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde "Stevenson’s man found a trick by which he could change himself into the person of another man, make an actual ...read more

  • Divided We Fall

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 25, 2000
    based on 151 ratings
     | 3,270 views

    Church conflict dishonors the Lord and can do great damage to people's souls

    RYAN: Oh, don't give me that, Andy! Anyone with half a brain knows that I am right. ANDY: Are you saying I am stupid? Listen, Ryan, you better take back what you said or I'll throw you halfway across the room! RYAN: Yeah? You and what army? ANDY: Don't get me mad, Ryan. These hands are ...read more

  • Confrontation

    Contributed by Carla Powell on Oct 2, 2002
    based on 51 ratings
     | 2,931 views

    Uses Matthew 18 to address the best way to approach interpersonal church conflicts.

    An amusing news story from Wales told of a feud in a church looking for a new pastor. It read: “Yesterday the two opposition groups both sent ministers to the pulpit. Both spoke simultaneously, each trying to shout above the other. Both called for hymns, and the congregation sang two -- each side ...read more