Redeemer Church Mauritius
The Birth of the Church: Week 8 - Phil Kendon
Acts chapter 6 begins with the church growing and prospering but quickly descends into a cultural dispute. The tensions between two different cultural groups in the church threaten to disrupt the peace and unity they have experience so far. Through wise and discerning leadership, the early church navigated this challenge and in so doing left us a model to follow. We all tend to drift toward our own culture and language but in the church we are thrust into a common community. The church today faces similar challenges of cultural diversity along with misperceptions and unmet expectations as those faced by the early church. The section ends in the same way it began with the church growing and advancing. May it be the same in our day too as we navigate the challenges of cultural differences.
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  • Redeemer Church Mauritius
    Sunday 9:00 AM
1. Where the differences came from

- Different cultures and languages created tensions in their expectations from the church.
2. What we don’t do is as important as what we do do

- They didn’t use a heavy-handed approach, nor did they ignore the issue.
3. Good leadership helps

- The right people doing the right job.
- Full of the Holy Spirit.
- Full of wisdom.
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone. – Heb 12:14