COLLISION: Conflict Resolution

CAUSES OF CONFLICT

  • Incompatibility: wrong match/annoying
  • Miscommunication: said something/
  • Insecurity: feel superior/inferior
  • Pride: dismissive/arrogant

CASES OF CONFLICT

  • Family: Job/Joseph
  • Ministry: Paul & Barnabas: Acts 15: 36-41; 2 Timothy 4:36
  • Work: David

CURES FOR CONFLICT

Prevention:

  • Galatians 5:15 – provoke not

Forgiveness:

  • Ephesians 4:32 – forgive

‘Forgiveness means it finally becomes unimportant that you hit back.’ Anne Lamott

Prayer:

  • James 5:16 – pray for e.o.

Humility:

  • Ephesians 5:21 – submit to o.a.
  • Romans 12:10 – honor o.a.
  • Ephesians 4:2 – put up with o.a.
  • 1 John 3:16 – Lay down your life

‘The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.’ George Bernard Shaw

POWER POINTS

  • Invite God – beware of DIY
  • Investigate Scripture – what does it say?
  • Imitate Christ – sacrificial humble love
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