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A Sorrowful Conflict

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This week Pastor Dennis Allan walks us through Acts 15:36-41. Paul and Barnabas have just returned from Jerusalem where they advocated for unity in the early church between Jewish and Gentile Christians. But, as they prepare for their second missionary journey, they get into a sharp disagreement and unity is unfindable. It’s a sorrowful moment, a moment where two of the early church’s most influential people yell, scream, and say things to one another that never should’ve been said. We have arguments like this, too. Where our faces turn red and we say things we wish we hadn’t to people we love. So, how can we better engage conflict? And how does this story offer hope that even our most broken relationships might one day be reconciled?