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.
- 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”?
- What are your anger “check engine lights”? How and when do these show up in your daily life?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?