Discussion Questions: February 21, 2016

J.P. continued the Resolve series. Teaching from Matthew 5:21-26, he discussed how anger is a big deal to God and how conflict can be an opportunity for discipleship when you own your part and prioritizing peace.

  1. J.P. mentioned his past tendencies of “fight or flight” with regards to conflict. What is your most natural tendency when it comes to conflict? How does Matthew 5:21-26 challenge your natural tendency to “fight or flight”?
  2. What are your anger “check engine lights”? How and when do these show up in your daily life?
  3. Read Matthew 5:21-22. In what ways have you experienced the internal emotions or external reactions of anger this week? What do you believe is the underlying source of these emotions and reactions?
  4. Read Matthew 5:23-24. Are there any ongoing conflicts you are a part of? How can you own your part of the conflict and seek reconciliation this week?
  5. Read Matthew 5:25-26. When you are in conflict, do you spend more time seeking peace or seeking to win the argument? Which is more natural? Which is more helpful?
  6. J.P. mentioned three ways to prioritize peace: overlook a minor offense, own your part, and seek reconciliation. Which area do you struggle with the most and how can you grow in that area this week?

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