Acting in Spirit, Love, Humility 2

Series: Handling Conflict
Presenter: Dave Anderson

In order to handle conflict in a Scriptural manner, elders must act in the Spirit, act in love and act in humility. This message focuses on acting in love and humility, emphasizing specific principles to help elders handle conflict among themselves.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What are the four principles of love the speaker gives for facing conflict?
Love defines how we should act when facing conflict. Love does not seek revenge. Love overcomes evil through prayer, forbearance, and kindness. Love covers a multitude of sins.
2. What is the only way that an eldership can actually function and live in unity?
By practicing Christ-like humility, as described in Philippians 2:3-5.

Discuss It

  1. In an effort to cultivate and practice Christ-like servanthood, what are some ways that you could serve your fellow elders?
  2. The speaker gives a quote from Ken Sande, talking about overlooking offenses: “To truly overlook an offense means to deliberately decide not to talk about it, dwell on it, or let it grow into pent-up bitterness. If you cannot let go of an offense in this way, if it is too serious to overlook, or if it continues as part of a pattern in the other person’s life, then you will need to go and talk to the other person about it in a loving and constructive manner.” If put into practice, how does this change how you might react when someone wrongs you? Are there people you need to confront, or are there issues that you need to start overlooking?

Apply It

  1. Memorize Philippians 2:3-5 to remind yourself of the kind of humility that is required of every believer.