This week Brad takes us back into Acts to the Council of Jerusalem, into the middle of a highly divisive situation. Scripture, tradition, and personal experiences are all at odds with each other. At its core this story contains all the challenges we face as a church today. How do you handle racism in the church? How do you handle serious disagreements? What role does our conscience play in interpreting Scripture and making choices as a community? How can a church embrace more people without alienating others? Is there a time to leave a church or part ways with certain people? In this story, everything is happening and I think it speaks a powerful word to us today.
April 26, 2021