Messiness of Mission, 6:1-7

An Overview

Chapter 5 ends with the apostles rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name of Jesus. People from outside the church are increasing their persecution of Christian leaders. Now, however, there is a complaint from inside the church. The complaint, however, is not written about in a negative light. The facts are simply presented, a solution appears, and the Lord is honored through it all. God will end up making the church healthier and grow the church through this conflict.