[emaildevotionals] 06.22.2005 pm Act. 6.5a

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From: Rdruhl@...
Date: 22 Jun 2005 20:01:05 -0000
Read the Bible in a Year 
This evening read Acts 6 


Pleasing the Multitude 


A problem arose in the church in the days of the apostles. Yes, even the early church, which had the apostles among her, had problems. So, please do not expect to be able to find a church where problems do not exist. That church does not exist. However, the preachers worked on the problem when it was presented to them. They suggested appointing certain men to work on the problem, while the preachers gave themselves to prayer and the word of God. Luke reveals, 

5a And the saying pleased the whole multitude (Act. 6:5a). 

There are some church leaders who are determined not to do anything that pleases the whole church, because they believe that is "liberal," and there are members of the church who refuse to cooperate with any plan that church leaders come up with to please the congregation. 

Do you think it is wrong automatically, if the church does something that pleases the congregation? If so, you need to read the Scriptures again. Are you uncooperative, rebelling against the leaders, fighting their every decision, believing you are keeping the congregation sound? You need to read the Scriptures also. There are leaders and members who believe that any program that is new is dangerous and an attempt to change the church. Are you among that bunch? Read the Scriptures, my friend. 

Don Ruhl
Church of Christ
220 NE Savage Street
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526-1310
541-476-3100
http://www.plymouth-church.com/dons_corner2.html

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