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 - November 13, 2019

G4: Go and Be Reconciled

Because relationships matter more, resolving conflict aims at relational restoration through reconciliation. Since there is no true reconciliation without forgiveness, this session focuses on forgiveness as the final key. This message is about a subject that is ultimately impossible with man. Forgiveness is fundamentally Christian. It is not merely done better or made easier with Christ; it cannot exist apart from Christ. We can truly forgive only because we are truly forgiven. In this, we are to be examples of Christ to the ones we love and the watching world. This involves extending ourselves to remedy the relational destruction of sin through forgiveness. Relational reconciliation captures the heart of the gospel—it makes much of Christ.

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