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Agree with One Another. August 28. Think About It …. If there are 25 Christians in a room, there will be 25 different opinions. Agree or disagree? What do you think makes a healthy vs. a destructive disagreement?

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think about it
Think About It …

If there are 25 Christians in a room, there will be 25 different opinions.

  • Agree or disagree?
  • What do you think makes a healthy vs. a destructive disagreement?
  • Today  We look at ways to change a negative disagreement into a positive, healthy one.
listen for some of the problems that caused the strife between abram s and lot s families
Listen for some of the problems that caused the strife between Abram’s and Lot’s families.

Genesis 13:1-7 (NIV) So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him. [2] Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold. [3] From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier

listen for some of the problems that caused the strife between abram s and lot s families4
Listen for some of the problems that caused the strife between Abram’s and Lot’s families.

[4] and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the Lord. [5] Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. [6] But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together.

listen for some of the problems that caused the strife between abram s and lot s families5
Listen for some of the problems that caused the strife between Abram’s and Lot’s families.

[7] And quarreling arose between Abram's herdsmen and the herdsmen of Lot. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time.

reality of disagreements
Reality of Disagreements
  • What happened to Abram after he left Egypt?
  • What were some of the details of the strife that developed?
  • What kinds of things do you think the herdsmen would be quarreling about?
  • Lot was Abraham’s nephew. Why do you think disagreements occur often within families?
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Reality of Disagreements
  • When might a disagreement be a good thing?
  • Consider the way musicians play different notes, but when played together, they sound beautiful … it’s called harmony.
    • Our interactions with others who are different can also result in harmony.
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Reality of Disagreements
  • Why do you think someone who “called on the name of the Lord” encountered problems such as described here?
  • Why do God’s blessings (such as a time for new opportunities) often present opportunities for conflict?
  • Why is it important to be ready to handle conflict in a timely and graceful manner?
seeking of solutions
Seeking of Solutions
  • What are some ways that people today react to conflict?
  • Listen for Abram’s solution to the disagreement.
listen for abram s solution to the disagreement
Listen for Abram’s solution to the disagreement.

Genesis 13:8-12 (NIV) So Abram said to Lot, "Let's not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herdsmen and mine, for we are brothers. [9] Is not the whole land before you? Let's part company. If you go to the left, I'll go to the right; if you go to the right, I'll go to the left." [10] Lot looked up and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan was well watered,

listen for abram s solution to the disagreement11
Listen for Abram’s solution to the disagreement.

like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, toward Zoar. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) [11] So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company: [12] Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom.

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Seeking of Solutions
  • What solution did Abram propose?
  • What land did Lot choose? Why?
  • What would people have said about or to Abram if they’d watched this drama play out?
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Seeking of Solutions
  • What criticisms might we take if we seek godly solutions?
  • What lessons can be learned from the way Abram resolved his conflict with Lot?

Conflict (even when peacefully resolved) can wear us down

    • God tells us to lift up our eyes from the day-to-day
    • Stand on His promises
    • Gaze at the whole land of blessing that is all around us and will be ours forever
listen for attitudes paul says we should strive for
Listen for attitudes Paul says we should strive for.

Romans 12:16-18 (NIV) Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. [17] Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. [18] If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. …

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Listen for attitudes Paul says we should strive for.

15:5 – 6 (NIV) May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, [6] so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

grounds of agreement
Grounds of Agreement
  • What attitudes should we strive to have?
  • Paul implies that some disagreements arise because of who we associate with. Why do you think that is so?
  • Note the word “proud” in verse 16. How can that lead to disagreement?
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Grounds of Agreement
  • If the other person is not willing to be humble, won’t you just walked over? Humility is not caving in just so you can be at peace … so what is it?
  • Chapter 15, verses 5 - 6 is a prayer … For what did Paul pray?
  • Which of these things is the result of spirit of unity?
application
Application
  • Following God’s purposes does not mean that everything will work smoothly.
    • Some tension and conflict are part of life and relationships
    • When conflict occurs, work to handle it in a timely manner
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Application
  • Living biblically is living unselfishly and thinking of others.
    • Even when we have disagreements that separate us, a friendly resolution can bring us back together
    • Pray that God will bless your efforts to handle conflicts that occur this week
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Application
  • Christians will undoubtedly disagree over some things
    • Seek the mind of Christ to enable you to not be disagreeable
    • Pursue harmony – it brings glory to God