- The Church at Peace Faces a Threat (6:1-2)
- The Church Resolves the Problem (6:3-6)
- The Church, Restored, Continues to Grow (6:7)
Why is it that surveys of pastors' schedules often reveal that when it comes to preaching, their professed priorities greatly differ from their actual practice? The Word is central to the church's growth—so central that Satan will use a congregation's expectations and traditions (often innocent in themselves) to distract ministers from what is required for effective proclamation of the Word. In the midst of great advance, the Jerusalem church faced the same problem.