This week’s readings are based on the “See The Good” sermon from the RelationSHIFT series. This season, we want to focus on the changes or shifts that God wants to make in us in order to improve our relationships. Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you…
If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But, if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses. If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pegan or a tax collector”
These verses show us that there is, in fact, a Christ-centered way to solve conflict. Step 1: Talk to that person one-on-one. Step 2: If they do not listen, bring another person with you to talk to them who has also witnessed the wrong. Step 3: If that still does not work. Bring a church leader or a trusted mentor into the conversation.
Now that you know this, how can you apply this to your life? Is there a conflict that you need God’s help to resolve?