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Week 1: The Source of Conflict - God's Perfect Will

Discussion

 

I. What is God’s desire regarding our relationships? 

(Genesis 2:18, John 17:20-21, Philippians 2:14-16)

How does the Trinity express relationship?

 

II. Has the Church always maintained Godly relationships?

  • Euodia and Syntyche (Phil 4:2-3)

  • Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:8)

  • Paul and Barnabas (Acts 15:36-39)

  • Ephesians 4:1-4

  • Galatians 1:6

  • Corinthians 3:1-4

 

III. What is the origin of conflict? (James 4:1-3 NIV)

  • Who is always the person at fault?

  • What is the root of every conflict?

 

IV. What rights do we have when we have been wronged?

 

V. Are there any exceptions to striving for godly relationships?

  • Romans 5:15-17

  • 2 Corinthians 13:11-14

  • Ephesians 6:1-3

  • Philippians 2:3

  • 1 Corinthians 13:4-6

  • Ephesians 4:1-6

  • NONE

 

VI. What is the will of God for the church? (John 13:34-35)