Thursday, September 28, 2017

Resolving Everyday Conflict 3 / Foundations at TBC / FAll 2017

Looking Back:
·        Go to Higher Ground (Glorify God)—“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”  1 Cor. 10:31 
·        Here is the quote from a sermon on The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant in Matthew 18.
"You like the servant are a guilty sinner. You have an incalculable debt of sin that you could never repay if you had a thousand chances to do it. You go before the king. You deserve judgment, punishment, condemnation. You ask for mercy because that is all you can ask for, and you receive mercy and grace. By the blood of Jesus, Christ God gives you the best He has to pay the penalty of your sin at the cross and by faith instead of being a guilty sinner on your way to Hell, you are a born again child of God on your way to Heaven.
Do you mean to tell me you believe all of that and you got a list of people that you ain't talkin' to? What? How does that work? How every day are you going to thank God for mercy and grace and be mad at people at the same time!?"  --HB Charles Jr on Matthew 18 at the Moody Pastor's Conference a few years ago.

1.      Work on memorizing and/or meditating on a verse from the lesson.
2.      Write down the definition of an “idol” as it relates to conflict.
3.      Read the article that was passed out and, if you have time, look at the responses to conflict in the Session 2 Bible accounts on page 46.

Looking Forward:
·        “In a conflict , our hearts tend to go right to blaming the other person.  Scripture teaches that we need to take a different approach.” 
·        “Even if you are only responsible for 2% of a conflict, you’re 100% responsible for your 2%.” 

·        We will learn about how to identify idols in our lives that lead to conflict and why it is important to take responsibility for them.