Why Are We Doing This Again? 1.We don’t usually learn something well by being told just once. 1.We deal with conflict regularly and it has a the potential to cause a lot of problems 3
3 Different Perspectives on Conflict 1.Escape Responses: It’s too risky; we fear being hurt. 1.Attack Responses: Attack it head on even if it hurts. 2.See Conflict as an Opportunity 4
Conflict as an Opportunity 1.A mindset focused on Christ puts aside attack responses. 2.A mindset focused on Christ puts aside escape responses. 3.A mindset focused on Christ sees conflict as an opportunity to be glorify God by being compassionate like Him. 5
1 Peter 2:19-21 “This is a gracious thing [in God’s sight], when mindful of God one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. If you when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in God’s sight!” 6
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