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10 Strategies for Christian Influence/Leadership

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  1. 10 Strategies for Christian Influence/Leadership How to increase flavor and shine brighter, #7, Control Conflict

  2. Life is Made up of Conflict • Saul & David (and Jonathon) • Peter and Malchus, and at courtyard fire • Jesus with accusing crowd/woman • Jesus with crowd picking up stones • Paul and Judaizing teachers (Acts 15) • Paul and Barnabas (and John Mark)

  3. How We Handle Conflict is More Important than its Presence • Conflict not expressed means problems are not confronted • Conflict not expressed will surface in other ways • Conflict not expressed can escalate out of control

  4. Even in the Church there will be Conflict 1 Corinthians 11:19 19 for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized. Conflict WILL be present.

  5. Even in the Church there will be Conflict 2 Corinthians 12:20 0 For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder. Does NOT make it acceptable!

  6. Communicate acceptable/unacceptable behavior • Deal with anger in small doses 3 Principles to Help Conquer Conflict

  7. 2 Timothy 3:15-6-17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of Godmay be competent, equipped for every good work. Regular teaching should help.

  8. James 1:19-20 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Listen for signs…

  9. Communicate acceptable/unacceptable behavior Be proactive and defuse problems • Deal with anger in small doses 3 Principles to Help Conquer Conflict

  10. Matthew 5:23-25 …if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25 Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison.

  11. Communicate acceptable/unacceptable behavior Be proactive and defuse problems Resolve problems early to keep them small • Deal with anger in small doses 3 Principles to Help Conquer Conflict • Time just… • Adds anxiety • Builds cases • Grows excuses

  12. Communicate acceptable/unacceptable behavior Be proactive and defuse problems Resolve problems early to keep them small Don’t drive problems underground • Deal with anger in small doses 3 Principles to Help Conquer Conflict • Conflict not expressed means problems are not confronted • Conflict not expressed will surface in other ways • Conflict not expressed can escalate out of control

  13. Deal with anger in small doses • Engage your problem child 3 Principles to Help Conquer Conflict Easy to ignore, isolate, label, treat w/partiality

  14. Colossians 3:12 12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, CONFLICT and CARING are not mutually exclusive

  15. Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Sometimes we just need a “process”

  16. Deal with anger in small doses • Engage your problem child • Pick your battles Decide which are worth fighting 3 Principles to Help Conquer Conflict

  17. Proverbs 19:11 Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 14:29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

  18. Deal with anger in small doses • Engage your problem child • Pick your battles Decide which are worth fighting Don’t back your opponent into a corner 3 Principles to Help Conquer Conflict

  19. Proverbs 30:33 For pressing milk produces curds, pressing the nose produces blood, and pressing anger produces strife.

  20. Deal with anger in small doses • Engage your problem child • Pick your battles Decide which are worth fighting Don’t back your opponent into a corner Keep esteem for you opponent 3 Principles to Help Conquer Conflict

  21. Matthew 5:44-45 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

  22. Ephesians 4:26-27 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil.

  23. Ephesians 4:29-32 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

  24. May our only unresolved conflict be with Satan Are you fighting sin? Striving for unity with brethren? Exercising a flavorful/bright influence in a dark world?