6/18/2014 1:56:29 AM
Dr. Gary Musgrove
Sources of conflict, the pattern of offenses and practical steps to resolve
Five easy-to-understand sources of conflict
Incomplete Obedience (Cain and Abel)
Conflicting Promises (Isaac and Ishmael)
Competing Personalities (Paul and Barnabus... relative to John-Mark)
Colliding Visions (Joseph and his brothers... Peter and Jesus)
Compelling Loyalties (Corinthian Church)
What are the predictable human reactions to pain and disappointment.
The spirit of forgiveness will break this cycle.
Sinful acts are the result of deliberate, willful choices.
This cycle breaks only with individual repentance and humble confession.
Most conflicts/challenges emerge as a result of one of these six things:
Behavior, which challenges my values and preferences
Teaching that contradicts my experiences or culture
Correction or rebuke that I did not feel I deserved
God's blessing on another person's life when I was struggling
Attitudes I imagine another having about me