"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man
of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
-- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Big Idea: Our problems become blessings when we seek solutions together in Christ. John 13:35; 17:20-21
A. A church can be any size, and honor God, provided we’re disciples, who make disciples. Proverbs 14:4
B. The way the apostles handled the conflict brought out the best in the people rather than the worst. Philippians 2:14
A. The apostles were honest with themselves and the people.
B. In the early church all roles were equally important.
A. “An elder is a servant who leads; a deacon is a leader who serves.”
B. The ways we can serve are as varied as we are! 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Peter 2:9
A. When we live out the gospel together we increase its proclamation.
B. When we speak and live out the gospel in unity church growth occurs.