Presentation on theme: "Last Week: Real Life - Conflict. Healthy and Unhealthy Ways to Conflict."— Presentation transcript:
Last Week: Real Life - Conflict
Healthy and Unhealthy Ways to Conflict
All Conflict is an Opportunity Glorify God Serve others Become more like Jesus
Conflict in my marriage: I thought that I knew what Venita needed from me to feel valued.
Valuable -- Indispensably Essential
How does God feel valued?
Christian Perspective: Worship Him Pray to Him Study His Word (Bible) Trust Him with my money. Serve other people Live with integrity Honor Him in my sexual behavior
What is Indispensably Essential to God?
Peace Unity Forgiving Each Other Fellowship
Clear Witness John 13:34-35 – “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Jesus’ Reputation Depends on it. John 17:20-23 – “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.
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. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
Worth Fighting For Romans 15:5-7 - May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
I Cor. 1:10 I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.
Col. 3:13, 15 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Peace with God, Others and Myself Isaiah 59:1-2 - Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.
Romans 3:21-25 But now God has shown us a different way of being right in his sight- not by obeying the law but by the way promised in the Scriptures long ago. We are made right in God’s sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins.
And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done. For all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet now God in his gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins.
For God sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy God’s anger against us. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us.