Today in the 40 Day Devotional series, we read…

Day 35 See The Power of Agreement

Read Acts 6:1-7

“So the preaching about God flourished, the number of the disciples in Jerusalem multiplied greatly, and a large group of priests became obedient to the faith”. Acts 6:7 (HCSB)

Some churches avoid voting on issues of importance in the church because they believe votes divide people and give opportunities for church problems to occur. These people do have plenty of evidence to back up their practice. Many church splits have happened because half of the congregation wanted to go one direction while the other half wanted to go another.

In Acts 6:1-7 there was a different mindset toward congregational decisions and outcomes. The church needed help with its ministry to the widows of the congregation. A solution was proposed by the leadership and the proposal found favor with the congregation (6:5). The result was a unified church that continued to reach out with the gospel and make more disciples for Christ.

How can you aid in congregational agreement regarding upcoming decisions in your church?

Prayer

Please pray that God will give wisdom to your church leaders regarding a plan for church revitalization and that their plan will find favor in the congregation.