Acts 5 – 6

There are basically three responses to any church problem, whether it is as serious as embezzlement (ch. 5) or as subtle as prejudice (ch. 6):

  1. Ignore it and hope it will go away (it won’t).
  2. Split the church over it (but in the process, each party takes with it the seeds of the old problem).
  3. Deal with it prayerfully, biblically, and decisively.

The solution may involve discipline, reorganization, or better channels of communication.  But notice what happens when problems are dealt with in a God-honoring way (5:14; 6:1-7):  God’s work goes forward triumphantly.

LifeWalk   The Epistles of Paul   November

Acts 5 – 6

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