Don’t Allow Rules and Rituals Lead to Resentment

Acts 11:1-18, TLB


  • Rituals, rules, and religion can blind us to God’s purpose to reach people where they are and help bring them to where they need to be.
  • Don’t allow God’s Process cause you to miss His Purpose.
  • Before praises and privileges comes objections and opposition.
  • What starts out looking like persecution is nothing more than God preparing us to participate in the privilege of the great work of God. (Acts 11:19-21, TLB; Acts 11:26, TLB)
  • The name Christians was a nickname for followers of Christ which came from the unbelievers.
  • Christians are people who belong to Christ.
  • Do you fail to win as many people as possible? (1 Corinthians 9:19-23, NCV)
  • We need to be Holy set apart for God, but not set apart where people don’t want anything to do with us.
  • The weak or those who don’t know Christ and see things different than we do.
  • Weak Christians will be quick to judge other Christians.
  • Mature Christians don’t judge, but look for the purpose, fruit, and results.


The Good News because of the death, burial, and resurrection leads to restoring broken lives and relationships.

About the Author Pastor James Greer

Pastor of Journey Church. Business Owner of D&J Tire, D&J Custom Homes, D&J Autoplex and D&J Investments

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