Category Archives: Conflict

Your God and Your Tears

Psalm 56:8-11 Children are experts in the crying business. They can fall and skin a knee, and the tears flow. They can fall off their tricycles or bicycles, and the tears well up in their eyes and trickle down their little cheeks. They know how to cry. Crying, shedding tears, is a part of life.

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Echo Principle

Obadiah 1:15 Introduction: Echo principle. What you say will come back. Little boy in me. Few months ago, Abigail and I went into Cathedral Caverns and heard the echo. You speak, and the sound comes back to you. 1) God will repay those who have harmed you.  Have you ever met any mean people? I

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Whom Can God Use?

Romans 12:1-21 Introduction: A basic fact of life is that none of us will live forever.  Thus comes the question:  Who will replace us in our places of service for God? Who will replace Billy Graham? James Dobson? Dr. White? We need not worry about the replacements for these people.  God has already picked them out.  The

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A Church For Today

1 Corinthians 9:19-24 Among the church culture in America it has become common to identify local churches with some troubling terms; “Contemporary or Traditional.”  Why do I say these terms are troubling?  Because the meaning of these words in this context has little to do with Christ centered and God honoring attitudes and actions—but generally

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Resolving Theological Conflict

Acts 15 Topic: Conflict Resolution   The evangelism of the early church outpaced her theology and a conflict erupted. The first church council was aimed at settling the theological differences that arose over the conversion of Gentiles. Would the church adopt an Old Testament proselyte model in their handling of Gentile Christian converts? Were the Gentiles somehow second-class citizens

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Resolving Moral Conflict

John 8:1-11 Topic: Conflict Resolution On a cool morning in Jerusalem, Jesus taught a group of followers in the courtyard of the magnificent Temple. The solitude of the Lord’s classroom was abruptly broken, however, when a group of angry Pharisees and scribes made their way to the center of the assembly. Dragging behind them was a barely-covered woman

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