A Sharp               Acts 15.36-41,Disagreement     CB NT p. 237
But Barnabas took himand brought him to theapostles and declaredto them how on theroad he had seen theLord, who spoke to h...
So Barnabas went toTarsus to look for Saul,and when he had foundhim, he brought him toAntioch. For a wholeyear they met wi...
The Holy Spirit said,“Set apart for meBarnabas and Saul forthe work to which Ihave called them.” Thenafter fasting andpray...
And when they arrivedand gathered thechurch together, theydeclared all that Godhad done with them,and how he had openeda d...
And after Paul andBarnabas had no smalldissension and debatewith them, Paul andBarnabas and some ofthe others wereappointe...
“Let us return and visitthe brothers in every city ... and      see how they are.” Ba r                         Paul  nab ...
Let’s takeJohn Mark  with us.              Ba r                      John                             Paul                ...
No way,                        he left us and                      didn’t go with us                          to work.Ba r...
No way,                        he left us and                      didn’t go with us                          to work.    ...
Yes!                         No!       Ba r               John                      Paul               Mark        nab    ...
Yes!                                  No!       Ba r                   John                               Paul            ...
Ba r                 John                            Paul                 Mark        nab          as“so that they separat...
Ba r                               Paul        nab          as               John               Mark    Silas“so that they...
Paul               Who was right?               Who was wrong?                      Silas                                W...
“that all of you  agree, and that there be  no divisions among  you, but that you be  united in the  same mind and  the sa...
“complete my joy by being of the  same mind, having the  same love, being in  full accord and of  one mind”Philippians 2.2...
“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”Philippians 2.5 (NKJV)CB NT p. 345
complete                         attitude of  doctrinal      OR       serving? agreement?“Let this mind be in you which wa...
complete  No 1. foods and days (Romans 14; 1 Corinthians 8)  doctrinal agreement?“Let this mind be in you which was also i...
complete  No 2. Necessary on specific doctrines  doctrinal agreement?“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesu...
complete  No 3. My reasoned conclusions  doctrinal       are not doctrine agreement?“Let this mind be in you which was als...
complete  No 3. My reasoned conclusions  doctrinal       are not doctrine agreement?“Let this mind be in you which was als...
complete                         attitude of  doctrinal                          serving? agreement?“Let this mind be in y...
attitude of                          serving?“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”Philippians 2.5 (NKJV...
“Mind of Christ... emptied himself,   attitude of by taking the       serving? form of a servant”“Let this mind be in you ...
Romans 14CB NT p. 283
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”                                         ...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”               “eats only         “eat an...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”                              despises   ...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”                          God has        ...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”            “esteems one day”   “esteems ...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”          “Each one should be FULLY CONVI...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”“None of us lives to himself, and none of...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”      “Why do you pass judgment on your b...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”          “decide never to put a stumblin...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”            “you are no longer walking in...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”                    “do not destroy the o...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”         “For the kingdom of God is not a...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”           “but of righteousness and peac...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”           “Let us pursue what makes for ...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”           “Do not, for the sake of food,...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”                  “The faith that you hav...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”                 “The faith that you have...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”             1. “It’s not just opinion.” ...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”             1. “It’s not just opinion.” ...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”             1. “It’s not just opinion.” ...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”             1. “It’s not just opinion.” ...
“As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”             1. “It’s not just opinion.” ...
“eats food offered   “does not eat food 1 Corinthians 8     to idols”        offered to idols”    CB NT p. 298
“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.”            “eats food offered   “does not eat food 1 Corinthians 8              ...
“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.”            “Food will not commend us to God.”            “eats food offered   “d...
“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.”           “We are no worse off if we do not eat,                      and no bet...
“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.”          “But take care that this right of yours                         does no...
“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.”            “eats food offered   “does not eat food 1 Corinthians 8              ...
“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.”            “eats food offered   “does not eat food 1 Corinthians 8              ...
“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.”            “eats food offered   “does not eat food 1 Corinthians 8              ...
“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.”
“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.”             “For you were called to freedom,                        brothers.   ...
“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.”             “For you were called to freedom,                         brothers.  ...
“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.”                “But if you bite and devour                        one another,  ...
1. Have the mind of Christ
2. Welcome your brother
3. Walk in love
By this all people will          know that you are my disciples, if           you have love for one another.”             ...
4. Pursue peace and mutual upbuilding
If possible, so far as it depends            on you, live peaceably with all.                (Romans 12.18, CB NT p. 282)4...
May the God of endurance and encouragementgrant you to live in such harmony with oneanother, in accord with Christ Jesus, ...
Will today be the day      you decide       to go to       heaven?
Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Two Men arg...
Miscellaneous 2012                                                                                                        ...
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The separation of Paul and Barnabas reminds us that even strong Christians will disagree. It is imperative that we learn how to deal with issues so that they do not lead us into sin. In this lesson you will learn the importance of having the mind of Christ, welcoming your brother, walking in love and pursuing peace and mutual upbuilding.

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  1. 1. A Sharp Acts 15.36-41,Disagreement CB NT p. 237
  2. 2. But Barnabas took himand brought him to theapostles and declaredto them how on theroad he had seen theLord, who spoke to him,and how at Damascushe had preached boldlyin the name of Jesus. Acts 9.27, CB NT p. 224
  3. 3. So Barnabas went toTarsus to look for Saul,and when he had foundhim, he brought him toAntioch. For a wholeyear they met with thechurch and taught agreat many people. Andin Antioch the discipleswere first calledChristians. Acts 11.25-26, CB NT p. 229
  4. 4. The Holy Spirit said,“Set apart for meBarnabas and Saul forthe work to which Ihave called them.” Thenafter fasting andpraying they laid theirhands on them and sentthem off. Acts 13.2-3, CB NT p. 231
  5. 5. And when they arrivedand gathered thechurch together, theydeclared all that Godhad done with them,and how he had openeda door of faith to theGentiles. And theyremained no little timewith the disciples. Acts 14.27-28, CB NT p. 235
  6. 6. And after Paul andBarnabas had no smalldissension and debatewith them, Paul andBarnabas and some ofthe others wereappointed to go up toJerusalem to theapostles and the eldersabout this question. Acts 15.2, CB NT p. 235
  7. 7. “Let us return and visitthe brothers in every city ... and see how they are.” Ba r Paul nab as
  8. 8. Let’s takeJohn Mark with us. Ba r John Paul Mark nab as
  9. 9. No way, he left us and didn’t go with us to work.Ba r John Paul Mark nab as
  10. 10. No way, he left us and didn’t go with us to work. “ThoughtBa r John Paul Mark best” nab as
  11. 11. Yes! No! Ba r John Paul Mark nab as
  12. 12. Yes! No! Ba r John Paul Mark nab as “sharp disagreement”
  13. 13. Ba r John Paul Mark nab as“so that they separated from each other”
  14. 14. Ba r Paul nab as John Mark Silas“so that they separated from each other”
  15. 15. Paul Who was right? Who was wrong? Silas Was this sinful?Ba r nab as John Mark
  16. 16. “that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.”1 Corinthians 1.10CB NT p. 289
  17. 17. “complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind”Philippians 2.2CB NT p. 345
  18. 18. “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”Philippians 2.5 (NKJV)CB NT p. 345
  19. 19. complete attitude of doctrinal OR serving? agreement?“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”Philippians 2.5 (NKJV)CB NT p. 345
  20. 20. complete No 1. foods and days (Romans 14; 1 Corinthians 8) doctrinal agreement?“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”Philippians 2.5 (NKJV)CB NT p. 345
  21. 21. complete No 2. Necessary on specific doctrines doctrinal agreement?“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”Philippians 2.5 (NKJV)CB NT p. 345
  22. 22. complete No 3. My reasoned conclusions doctrinal are not doctrine agreement?“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”Philippians 2.5 (NKJV)CB NT p. 345
  23. 23. complete No 3. My reasoned conclusions doctrinal are not doctrine agreement?“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”Philippians 2.5 (NKJV)CB NT p. 345
  24. 24. complete attitude of doctrinal serving? agreement?“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”Philippians 2.5 (NKJV)CB NT p. 345
  25. 25. attitude of serving?“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”Philippians 2.5 (NKJV)CB NT p. 345
  26. 26. “Mind of Christ... emptied himself, attitude of by taking the serving? form of a servant”“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”Philippians 2.5 (NKJV)CB NT p. 345
  27. 27. Romans 14CB NT p. 283
  28. 28. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” Romans 14 CB NT p. 283
  29. 29. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” “eats only “eat anything” Romans 14 vegetables” CB NT p. 283
  30. 30. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” despises pass judgment “eats only “eat anything” Romans 14 vegetables” CB NT p. 283
  31. 31. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” God has welcomed him despises pass judgment “eats only “eat anything” Romans 14 vegetables” CB NT p. 283
  32. 32. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” “esteems one day” “esteems all days” Romans 14 CB NT p. 283
  33. 33. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” “Each one should be FULLY CONVINCED in his own mind.” “esteems one day” “esteems all days” Romans 14 CB NT p. 283
  34. 34. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”“None of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself.” “esteems one day” “esteems all days” Romans 14 CB NT p. 283
  35. 35. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” “Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? “esteems one day” “esteems all days” Romans 14 CB NT p. 283
  36. 36. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” “decide never to put a stumbling block or hinderance in the way of a brother” “esteems one day” “esteems all days” Romans 14 “eats only vegetables” “eat anything” CB NT p. 283
  37. 37. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” “you are no longer walking in love” “esteems one day” “esteems all days” Romans 14 “eats only vegetables” “eat anything” CB NT p. 283
  38. 38. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” “do not destroy the one for whom Christ died” “esteems one day” “esteems all days” Romans 14 “eats only vegetables” “eat anything” CB NT p. 283
  39. 39. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking” “esteems one day” “esteems all days” Romans 14 “eats only vegetables” “eat anything” CB NT p. 283
  40. 40. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” “but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” “esteems one day” “esteems all days” Romans 14 “eats only vegetables” “eat anything” CB NT p. 283
  41. 41. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” “Let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.” “esteems one day” “esteems all days” Romans 14 “eats only vegetables” “eat anything” CB NT p. 283
  42. 42. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” “Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God.” “esteems one day” “esteems all days” Romans 14 “eats only vegetables” “eat anything” CB NT p. 283
  43. 43. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” “The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God.” “esteems one day” “esteems all days” Romans 14 “eats only vegetables” “eat anything” CB NT p. 283
  44. 44. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” “The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God.”
  45. 45. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” 1. “It’s not just opinion.” “The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God.”
  46. 46. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” 1. “It’s not just opinion.” “The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God.”
  47. 47. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” 1. “It’s not just opinion.” 2. “Any disagreement is wrong.” “The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God.”
  48. 48. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” 1. “It’s not just opinion.” 2. “Any disagreement is wrong.” “The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God.”
  49. 49. “As for one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.” 1. “It’s not just opinion.” 2. “Any disagreement is wrong.” 3. Attempting to apply beyond relationship within a congregation. “The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God.”
  50. 50. “eats food offered “does not eat food 1 Corinthians 8 to idols” offered to idols” CB NT p. 298
  51. 51. “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” “eats food offered “does not eat food 1 Corinthians 8 to idols” offered to idols” CB NT p. 298
  52. 52. “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” “Food will not commend us to God.” “eats food offered “does not eat food 1 Corinthians 8 to idols” offered to idols” CB NT p. 298
  53. 53. “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” “We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.” “eats food offered “does not eat food 1 Corinthians 8 to idols” offered to idols” CB NT p. 298
  54. 54. “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” “But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.” “eats food offered “does not eat food 1 Corinthians 8 to idols” offered to idols” CB NT p. 298
  55. 55. “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” “eats food offered “does not eat food 1 Corinthians 8 to idols” offered to idols” CB NT p. 298
  56. 56. “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” “eats food offered “does not eat food 1 Corinthians 8 to idols” offered to idols” CB NT p. 298
  57. 57. “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” “eats food offered “does not eat food 1 Corinthians 8 to idols” offered to idols” CB NT p. 298
  58. 58. “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.”
  59. 59. “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” “For you were called to freedom, brothers. “eats food offered “does not eat food Galatians 5.13 to idols” offered to idols” CB NT p. 333
  60. 60. “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” “For you were called to freedom, brothers. ... through love serve one another.” “eats food offered “does not eat food Galatians 5.13 to idols” offered to idols” CB NT p. 333
  61. 61. “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” “But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.” “eats food offered “does not eat food Galatians 5.15 to idols” offered to idols” CB NT p. 333
  62. 62. 1. Have the mind of Christ
  63. 63. 2. Welcome your brother
  64. 64. 3. Walk in love
  65. 65. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13.35, CB NT p. 191)3. Walk in love
  66. 66. 4. Pursue peace and mutual upbuilding
  67. 67. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. (Romans 12.18, CB NT p. 282)4. Pursue peace and mutual upbuilding
  68. 68. May the God of endurance and encouragementgrant you to live in such harmony with oneanother, in accord with Christ Jesus, thattogether you may with one voice glorify theGod and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6 CB NT p. 285
  69. 69. Will today be the day you decide to go to heaven?
  70. 70. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Two Men arguing: http://liferemixed.net/tag/disagreement/Paul, Barnabas, John Mark on Ship: http://thebiblerevival.com/clipart/1913/acts12.jpgTeacher helping student: http://abcphoneticblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/teacher-and-student.jpgTwo men fighting: iStock_000001852501Man stomping another man: iStock_000004879011Teacher hitting student: iStock_000005377886Two men studying Bible: iStock_000006237001
  71. 71. Miscellaneous 2012 Compiled and Presented by: Dave Stewart 24 June, 2012#10 www.churchofchristmiranda.com A Sharp Disagreement Acts 15.36-41 Synopsis: The separation of Paul and Barnabas reminds us that even strong Christians will disagree. It is imperative that we learn how to deal with issues so that they do not lead us into sin. In this lesson you will learn the importance of having the mind of Christ, welcoming your brother, walking in love and pursuing peace and mutual upbuilding. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”

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