Lesson 3: Distinct in My Approach to Conflict

Updated: Feb 10



Quest Men’s Bible Study / February 10, 2021 / Matthew 5:21-26


KEY TRUTH: Take the lead in resolving conflict.


Instructions:

  • Join us at 7:00am in the Parlor at Colonial Baptist Church. (Come little early for coffee and a light breakfast.)

  • Do you have a health risk related to COVID-19? You can participate via Zoom using THIS LINK.

  • Immediately following the large group, we break into discussion / prayer groups. If you are not yet in a group, contact Scott Wylie.

Lesson Outline and Discussion Questions:


Introduction


Point 1: The Distinctly Christian Man Recognizes Anger as a Deadly Sin. (Matthew 5:21-22)

  • QUESTION: What's your reaction to verses 21-22? How real of a problem is anger and insults in our culture and in your life? Why would Jesus say that the sin of anger rises to the same level as murder?

  • QUESTION: How can we know if our anger is righteous or unrighteous? What would be some important factors to consider?

Point 2: The Distinctly Christian Man Seeks Reconciliation With Those He’s Wronged. (Matthew 5:23-24)

  • QUESTION: Since reconciliation requires honesty, humility, and security, which of these do you find challenging?

  • QUESTION: What are some concrete principles Jesus established in this passage?

  • QUESTION: Since we no longer bring gifts to an altar, how do we apply these verses to our New Testament worship?

Point 3: The Distinctly Christian Man Resolves Conflict Quickly. (Matthew 5:25-26)

  • QUESTION: What are some concrete principles Jesus established in this passage? How would you summarize what Jesus is trying to teach us?

  • QUESTION: What are the consequences of allowing a conflict to fester?

LIVE IT OUT

  • QUESTION FOR PERSONAL REFLECTION: What situation in your life is calling for you to be a peacemaker and take the first step toward resolving conflict? What steps do you need to take to resolve the conflict you are currently experiencing?

  • CHALLENGE: Spend time this week studying more of what God's Word has to say about handling conflict and anger. Some passages to consider are James 1:19-20; Romans 12; Galatians 6:1-10; Hebrews 3:13; Romans 12:1-2; Galatians 5:22-23.



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