3:16 Plan - Week 21 - Day 1 - Year 3 - Acts 15

There is a difference between disagreement and division…the difference is often how long the disagreement persists.  Let’s run to reconciliation with every relationship possible.  

Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word 

Acts 15:1 While Paul and Barnabas were at Antioch of Syria, some men from Judea arrived and began to teach the believers: "Unless you are circumcised as required by the law of Moses, you cannot be saved." 2 Paul and Barnabas disagreed with them, arguing vehemently.

Read - Acts 15

https://www.blueletterbible.org/tools/MultiVerse.cfm?s=006Wev                                                      

Apply

One group of Christians saw it one way and another group saw it another way.  Sound familiar?  When disagreements happen, we must decide whether it is an open-handed issue where we can choose to disagree or whether it is a close-fisted issue that must be reconciled to move on together.  Anything pertaining specifically to the Gospel will be a closed-fisted issue as this was and must be dealt with.  Let’s make sure we strive to deal with such matters with love, grace and truth…as the disciples did.  

Yield

Lord, I will be willing to work through disagreements in a loving manner.  

Extra Discovery

https://www.gotquestions.org/Jerusalem-Council.html  

Revelation

Satan lurks near every disagreement desiring to Deceive, Divide and Destroy.  It is by the leadership of the Holy Spirit that we can rise above his antics and continue to Know God through Christ (and His ways), Love God and Others (in spite of differences) and Obediently Serve God (even through choosing what is right and wrong).