Presentation on theme: "CONFLICT! Fight! Resolution Flight!. From last week… The bible describes three kinds of peace: 1.Peace with God, gained for believers through the blood."— Presentation transcript:
From last week… The bible describes three kinds of peace: 1.Peace with God, gained for believers through the blood of Christ. 2.Peace within ourselves, the result of the correct focus on God and obedient living. 3.Peace with others, the result of resolving conflict God’s way.
From last week… God’s nature is characterized by peace, and He is the source of peace. Peace is a gift from God to those who follow Him. God commands us to seek and pursue peace. God favors the peaceful and promises to bless them.
From last week… The biblical concept of peace means to be completed or joined with that which makes us whole. It infers that we are incomplete without God.
Peacemaker Part 1 1.God will ________ me if I live in peace. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (Matthew 5:9) bless
Peacemaker Part 1 2. God _______________ me to do ______________ I can to maintain peaceful _________________ with _____ people. Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. (Romans 14:19) commands everything relationships all
Peacemaker Part 1 2. God _______________ me to do ______________ I can to maintain peaceful _________________ with _____ people. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. (Romans 12:18) commands everything relationships all
Peacemaker Part 1 3. Why? What’s the purpose? To ___________ God in ______ I am and do. So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 st Corinthians 10:31) glorifyall
The purpose of Morning Star Baptist Church is to glorify God t ogether through worship, evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, and ministry.
Peacemaker Part 1 4. My relationships with others __________ on Jesus and affect His _______________ as my Father. “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me… reflect reputation
Peacemaker Part 1 4. My relationships with others __________ on Jesus and affect His _______________ as my Father. … I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one, I in them and you in me, so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” (John 17:20-23) reflect reputation
Peacemaker Part 1 5. __________ will try to ___________ my peace with others. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will. (2 nd Timothy 2:24-26) Satandestroy
Peacemaker Part 1 5. __________ will try to ___________ my peace with others. In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. (Ephesians 4:26-27) Satandestroy
Peacemaker Part 1 6. I must trust that God is in ___________, and _________, even when I don’t ____________________ it. Remember the former things long past, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying “My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure.” (Isaiah 46:9-10) control
Peacemaker Part 1 6. I must trust that God is in ___________, and _________, even when I don’t ____________________ it. Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. His lovingkindness is everlasting. (Psalm 106:1) control good
Peacemaker Part 1 6. I must trust that God is in ___________, and _________, even when I don’t _________________ it. Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6) control good understand
Peacemaker Part 1 7. I can use ____________ as an ________________ to __________ others and __________ God. “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for eye, and a tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. conflict opportunityserve glorify
Peacemaker Part 1 7. I can use ____________ as an ________________ to __________ others and __________ God. “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. conflict opportunityserve glorify
Peacemaker Part 1 8.I need to see conflict as an opportunity to glorify God and __________ as the ______________ of that opportunity. This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. (1 st Corinthians 4:1-2) myself caretaker
I can resolve conflict… …in a way that glorifies God… …and brings blessings to myself and those around me. Take it home!