Preparing for Sunday: Why is it that sometimes church feels like an MMA bout?

I’ve spent the second half of the day in the woods, studying and finalizing my thoughts for this Sunday’s sermon… Dirty Feet People 2.

I’m teaching from Acts 6:1-7 which accounts what most would call the first introduction to the ‘deacon’ in the New Testement. And as I’m reading I am reminded… ‘This all started with a big fight.’

Why do churches fight? And why are people so opinionated about things related to their church? I mean… in this passage, the church had just begun & was growing like crazy and what do they start doing… Fussing. Over food…

“She got more than I did…”

Oh, this is really going to help us. I’ve needed to understand this for a long, long time…

When conflict that comes from growth is handled with wisdom… it causes more growth which brings more conflict requiring more wisdom…

Get it?

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