Quarter’s Theme: CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE CHURCH

UNIT 1 – The Reality Of Conflict In The Church (Lessons 1-3)

LOYALTY CAMPAIGN MONTHS

Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 208, 215

Devotional Reading: JAM. 3:14-18

Topic For Adults

UNDERSTANDING OUR DIVERSITY

Topic For Youths

HANDLE YOUR DIFFERENCES WITH CARE

Topic For Intermediates

BE OF ONE ACCORD

Lesson Scriptures

MATT. 16:16-19; JAM. 4:1-3; ACTS 15:36-40; PROV. 10:12; 2 COR. 1:9, 12:7-10; JAM. 4:1-3; 1 COR. 10:31 – 11:1

10/9/2017 LESSON 2

REASONS FOR CONFLICT IN THE CHURCH

MEMORY VERSE

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins (Prov. 10:12) NKJV

DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING

Sat. 9/9/2017

Anger And Quick-Temper

Prov.15:18;29:22; Acts 15:36-40

Human custom seems to tell us that our sacred honour is at stake whenever our personal rights are trampled upon. Our intuition prompt us to stand up and fight for our right so that nobody pushes us around. Acting on this impulse compels some people to burst out and express anger but Christian ethics outlook on this differs. It proffers alternative solution: instead of jumping into ‘anger at every perceived offence’, a sensible Christian should allow peace to reign. A moment of anger and quick temper would destroy a home which took many years to build just in some minutes. Paul and Barnabas in Acts 15 separated peacefully and continued with the work of God. They were committed to the church and God despite their differences.

Point of Emphasis: Anger destroys and cannot build, therefore, shun it.

Prayer Point: Lord, let Your power work on my temperament. Give me grace to control my anger and temper.

 

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