Mt. Zion UMC - Sermons
The First Church Council Meeting
Jun 11, 2018
The United Methodist Church is preparing to make decisions that could potentially result in a major schism. These decisions are currently focused on the debate over whether or not to perform same-sex marriages and whether or not to ordain pastors who are in same-sex marriages. But this debate should be understood as part of the Church's ongoing struggle over how to apply ancient morality to modern life. Acts 15 shows us how the early Church got through its first moral crisis, and it provides us guidance on how Christians can come together, debate, compromise, and maintain unity in diversity.