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Because of sin, men and women deny their God-ordained roles in marriage, which leads to conflict.
Stephen has responded to the accusations of the synagogue and now he hammers it home. He calls them covenant breakers and idolaters.
Stephen, defined in scripture as "a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit," is dragged before the religious authorities and faced with false accusations. He answers them with a sermon.
The gospel doesn’t just bring forgiveness, it brings us to experience the peace of God! This is because – in our relationships, in our trials, and in our pursuit of virtue – the God of peace is with us.
How does Christ's Kingdom grow? That is the question of Acts, and the answer, over and over has been devotion to the teaching of the word and to prayer. In Chapter 6 there are 2 conflicts that arise, and lead to the growth of the church.
This passage looks at the relationship between true submission to and passion for God and conflict with or judgment of others. What are the actions and attitudes we must embrace if we are to experience Christ-
Conflict, particularly between God's children, is nothing new in church history. James is concerned with attacking the roots of conflict and unmet desires, not just the symptoms. This passage deals with both the diagnosis of the problem and what is needed to turn it into an asset.
Conflict seems to be at an all-time high of late, doesn’t it? Political fighting in Europe, the US, and right here in Hong Kong. Whether it's political divisions, marital breakups, or personal depression; there is evidence of unrest all around. James insightfully redirects our attention to the cause of quarrels, and provides a realistic solution.
God blesses the church...with healthy horizontal relationships.