1.) The Church Needs Help = Vs.1a
Any “Body” requires organization to function properly.
Acts 2:44-45, Acts 4:32-37
No Church gets everything right every time.
This Church, like any other, needs help.
2.) Nobody Should Be Ignored = Vs.1b
Satan tried to take advantage of a standing suspicion while the Church was just trying to meet everyone’s needs.
Philippians 2:3-4, Romans 12:10 and 15:1-2
If we call ourselves Christians, then we are not allowed to hold things against others.
The foot of the Cross is level ground.
There are people who take advantage of Christian love and goodwill.
Families take care of families first.
3.) What Leaders Should Look Like = Vs.2-7
Leaders were chosen from amongst those who were already doing the work.
Leaders should serve God’s people.
1Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1:5-9
YOU recognize someone you think is a good leader and attend that Church.
Everyone did what they could, and God blessed it.
4.) Growing Pains = Vs.8-15
There is no growth without opposition.
One thing the world can’t argue with is a Christian, full of faith, the Holy Spirit, and who knows God’s Word.
The world needs to see believers who are not afraid to stand up for what they believe and who know what they believe and why.