Resolving Everyday Conflict

Conflict is common. It’s common to all people and it’s common to all of life. It’s usually experienced in our ordinary interactions with an overbearing boss, a challenging colleague, a difficult neighbor, a moody teenager, a complaining spouse, etc. Conflict is common but applying the gospel to our conflicts is not. Most of us hate conflict. So we either respond with dysfunctional conflict avoidance or dysfunctional anger. Either way bitterness and callousness set in. Though we want to deal with conflict in a more God-honoring, people-loving way we often do not know how to.

Resolving Everyday Conflict is a nine-week study, based on the book by Peacemaker Ministries, that seeks to unpack key biblical principles for dealing with conflict resolution and cultivating healthier relationships. It is a Christ-centered study that presents powerful and practical answers to everyday problems. Whether you’re struggling in a relationship at home, at work, at school, or know someone who is, this study offers help for living out the gospel in our relationships.

Workbooks are available for this study (from our Wednesday night service – 7:00pm each week). If you would like to purchase a copy, please email the church office. Cost per book: $5. I addition, you can also pick up the book copy of the original material from Peacemaker Ministries: Resolving Everyday Conflict here.

Manny Pereira - September 25, 2019

G1: Glorify God

Having considered the nature of conflict and the importance of cultivating Christ-centered relationships, this lesson directs our attention to the first of four practical principles of peacemaking—Glorify God. The gospel changes everything with a transforming power that enables us to glorify God even in the worst of conflicts. We might not be able to resolve every conflict, but in Christ we are able to glorify God in every conflict. The first and most important step in peacemaking is to interrupt conflict with the penetrating question: How can I glorify God in this situation? This lesson considers how to bring God into the situation and make choices in conflict that make much of Christ. To aid application, four practical ways to glorify God in conflict are then presented.

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