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Family Values: Containing ConflictPeace Lutheran ChurchSaginaw, MichiganJune 29-July1, 2013Matthew 18The Parable of the Lost Sheep

If Your Brother Sins Against You15If your brother sins against you,go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you havegained your brother.16But if he does not listen.....

The Parable of the Unforgiving ServantJealousyWhat causes fights and quarrels among you? Dont they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. James 4:1-2

The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, 5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. Genesis 4:2-5

JudgmentDo not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brothers eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? Matthew 7:1-5 JuxtapositionBarnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark,with them,38but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted themin Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work.39They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus,40but Paul chose Silasand left, commended by the believers to the grace of the Lord. Acts 15:37-40




ValidatorsAvoidersVolatile ArguersResolving Conflict BiblicallyGOSPEL OF PEACEThe Gospel of PeaceMirrored Through Peacemaking

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children andlive a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for usas a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God Eph. 5:1.

Four Gs Glorify God.Get the log out of your own eye.Gently restore.Go and be reconciled.4 Promises of Peacemaking1. "Iwill not dwell on this incident.

2. "I will not bring up this incident again and use it against you.

3. "I will not talk to others about thisincident.

4. "I will not let this incident stand between us or hinder our personal relationship