Resolving Conflict in the Church – Acts 6:7

So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith. – Acts 6:7 NIV The church in Jerusalem was facing a crisis. Internal dissention was disrupting the harmony of the body; some among them felt like they were being treated unfairly. Sound familiar? With, I believe, the Holy Spirit’s direction, the leadership of the church proposed a solution to the problem and saw that it was implemented; a solution that resolved the conflict and saw harmony restored. While I don’t know that this verse is …

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Conflicts in the Body – James 4:1-10

Churches fight. It is unfortunate, but true. If you have been involved with a church more than a few years, you have probably experienced conflict between members; conflict that sometimes spreads across the whole body. And it inevitably hurts, even if you are not directly involved.  If any parts of the body are in conflict, then the whole body is really in conflict and suffering.  In the passage below, James has a lot to say about conflict in the church, its causes, and how to avoid it. 1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires …

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