Conflict Resolution the Biblical Way


Conflict Resolution the Biblical Way
Teachings from Christ Community Church

“In your anger, do not sin.”

1. Do not use flight

Ephesians 4:25 “So, from now on, there must be no more lies: You must speak the truth to one another, since we are all parts of one another. Even it you are angry, you must not sin”

3 Reasons people choose flight
a) Belief all conflict is bad
b) Think we’re covering other people’s faults

* Mathew 18:15
“If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault.”

c) Self protection – sometimes afraid of confrontation or afraid of rejection

Ephesians 4:26
Do not let the sun go down while still angry
27 Do not give the devil a foothold

Devil – slander

2. Do not fight

Ephesians 4: 29 -31 “Guard against foul talk; let your words be for the improvement of others, as occasion offers, and do good to your listeners, otherwise, you will only be grieving the Holy Spirit of God who has marked you with His seal for you to be set free when the day comes. Never have grudges against others, or lose your temper, or raise your voice to anybody, or call each other names

Proverbs 12:18 “Reckless words pierce like a sword”

* Puts reconciliation out of reach, out of bounds, unrestrained anger

* Get rid of all bitterness, rage. Never use our strength to take advantage of other people

3. God’s Way. Unite.

Ephesians 4:25 We are all members of one body

Romans 12:18 “Live in peace with everyone” — Requires work

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ / God has forgiven you

— attitude and action

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