Peace Part 8 “Involving Others In Our Conflict”

Todays Sermon Notes;

“Peace”- Part 8

Involving Others In Our Conflict


Principle #1 of Confronting Conflict

_________________   _____________


Principle #2 of Confronting Conflict

Get the ____________ out of your own ___________.


Principle #3 of Confronting Conflict

Go and ___________ your brother his ______________.


It is _________ fault if I am unwilling to engage in ____________ fault.

Romans 12:18

18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone


Too many are comfortable with seeing ___________ in someone’s life and refusing to discuss the _________________ or ____________________.


However, a pattern of sin can often be just as _______________________ as a disease.


Big Idea:  The ________________ and ________________ of confrontation is __________________ of the sinner’s relationship to God and others.


Matthew 18:15-20

Dealing With Sin in the Church

15 “If your brother or sister[a] sins,[b] go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’[c] 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.

18 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be[d] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[e] loosed in heaven.

19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”


The purpose of the confrontation is _________________.  (vs 15)


“The goal of confrontation is always to _________  __________  ______________ not to ___________  ________              ____________.


The purpose of confrontation is to ___________ a bridge,   not ____________ one.

The Process of Confrontation

1.  Go by ___________________.  18:15


This process is valid for ___________ people.  Matthew       5:23-24

23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.


            Please don’t use ___________  ____________ for conflict           resolution.


2. Take _________________ with you.  (18:16)


Don’t __________________ your brother.

Use ___________________ “other”.

Keep _____________ mind about resolution.


3.  Tell it to the ___________________.  (18:17)


            Can we decide not to take some words of Jesus   ________________?


Do this __________________.

Do this __________________.

Do this ___________________.


If you haven’t _____________ much for the                             situation than you don’t ______________ much.

Do this ____________________.


Following this process ____________ God,  ____________ others and treats sin __________________.


The Promise of Confrontation  (18:20)


Where do you go from here?