Peacemaking in Sharp Conflict between Paul and Barnabas

As Paul and Barnabas planned to depart on their 2nd missionary a sharp conflict developed about the person who would accompany them. We will see the conflict was resolved by the two men in a way that furthered the gospel of Jesus.

Unfortunately, there is much sharp contention in our world, the USA and even in churches and families. I studied the “The Peacemaker” by Ken Sande A in 2016-2017. Ken’s book is based on years of experience reconciling many kinds of conflicts using Biblical principles.  Below is a summary of the book:

The Slippery slope of conflict: Peace-Faking; Peace-Making; Peace-breaking”.” The 12 responses are fairly self-explanatory.

 12 Responses to Conflict:

  1. Peace-faking– Escape responses; Denial, Flight, Suicide
  2. Peace-breaking– Attack responses; Assault, Litigation, Murder
  3. Peace-making–A. Personal Peacemaking responses; Overlook, Reconciliation, Negotiation, B. Assisted Peacemaking Responses; Mediation, Arbitration, Accountability

The Four G’s of Peacemaking

  1. Glorify God: How can I please and honor God in this situation?
  2.  Get the log out of your own eye: How can I show Jesus’ work in me by taking responsibility for my contribution to this conflict?
  3. Gently restore: How can I lovingly serve others by helping them take responsibility for their contribution to this conflict?
  4. Go and be reconciled: How can I demonstrate the forgiveness of God and encourage a reasonable solution to this conflict?”

Click for The Slippery Slope Diagram and for more detail on Personal Peacemaking responses; Overlook, Reconciliation, Negotiation, click here.

Resolve to be a peace-maker and encourager every day. B

Notes: A- To order the book click here.  I highly recommend this book and would be pleased to study it with a group; B-  For “How to be an encourager” click here

Henry Luke 1/2/2018

For how to have peace with God click here and then how to have peace of God click here

 

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