Conflict Can’t Stop the Kingdom of God

Conflict Can’t Stop the Kingdom of God
Acts 15: 36-41

God often uses pairs of people to do Kingdom work. Joshua and Caleb, Mordecai and Esther, Simeon and Anna, the “72” sent out in pairs. Tonight will see how one pair becomes two pairs and the Kingdom continues. The first pair were powerful and effective missionaries. ______ and _____________ Paul was ___________, ____________, and on ______ for the Lord. Barnabas was a _____________, ____________, and an ________________. A serious __________ occurs related to a relative of Barnabas named _______ _______. Barnabas: Let’s take John Mark. Paul: John Mark can’t come on the next trip. There is validity in both positions. Barnabas: ________________ and _____________ Paul: ____________ and _____________ They go their separate ways. ______________ by the ____________ to the grace of the Lord. Lessons from Paul: 1. Don’t let conflict or disagreement stop the _________ of the _________. 2. Some people work well together . . . some people are not an efficient pairing. This is an important knowledge if you are called to leadership. Lessons from Barnabas: 1. See the ____________ in people. 2. Do all you can to ______________ and give people a _________. What do we learn about conflict and disagreement? Answers found in Scripture. 1. _______ 2. _________ 3. ____ _______ 4. ____ __________ 5. ____ ____________ ___ _______ ____ Positive Conclusions: 1. John Mark is ___________. Colossians 4:10-11, II Timothy 4:11 2. ________ more missionary trips occur. 3. Barnabas is still known today as the _____ of ___________________.