Scripture Passage: Romans 12:17-19
Main Point: Handle Conflict Wisely
We have been teaching our students to surround themselves with wise people and to learn to listen to wisdom but this week we needed a circumstance that often requires us to apply wisdom. In friendships, that circumstance presence itself in conflict. As a whole, people rarely handle conflict with wisdom. Often we seek revenge when we are wrong or to destroy the person’s character. However, Paul gives us a different approach to conflict in any relationship, one that leaves us living at peace with everyone.
1.What is a regular conflict in your friend group?
2.What is your normal response to conflict?
3.What is a friendship that ended because there was a conflict?
4.How could you have handled that conflict better?
5.What does it mean to live at peace with everyone?
6.What steps can you take to pursue peace this week?
1. This week invite your student’s friend over for dinner they are at odds with. Give them a chance to serve that other person despite there being conflict in the relationship.
2. Create a plan of action to serve someone that the friendship with your teenager has ended. Even if the relationship is over, peace can still exist.