On today's Warriors of Grace show, Dave continues our navigating the seasons of life series consider ten principles to help you tackle marriage conflict that will help you draw closer to Christ and to your spouse.
FROM CONFLICT TO COMPANIONSHIP | SESSION 1 | INTRODUCTION
Session 1 begins a new bible study series with this introductory overview. This is an important subject that the Scriptures place great emphasis on. It's a subject that is so needed and necessary because conflict has been a part of this world since sin came in. It's a part of our lives, and one of the great problems we have is not knowing how to handle it or deal with it. This series is expected to run through 14 sessions in total.
A series syllabus and this session's handouts are attached in PDF.
On today's Equipping You in Grace show, Dave considers the fruits of the Spirit, the purpose of criticism and conflict, growing in humility through criticism and conflict, and learning to deal with helpful and unhelpful criticism.
What you'll hear in this episode
• The fruits of the Spirit and growing in the Christian life.
• Why conflict is a test in our lives.
• The purpose of conflict and criticism in the Christian life.
• The main difference between helpful and unhelpful criticism.
• Learning to deal with helpful and unhelpful criticism.
• Growing in humility through conflict and criticism.
Thank you for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace.
This Week on "The Friends of Israel Today" Radio:
Meet an Israeli hero who is saving lives in the Holy Land! On this week's broadcast, Chris speaks with Shmuel Bowman, executive director of Operation Lifeshield, about his organization's inspirational work, placing bomb shelters throughout Israel's most threatened communities to protect Israelis from rocket strikes. Not only does Shmuel carry out this lifesaving mission; he also is a Torah scribe! Enjoy this interview with one of Israel's most remarkable defenders and unsung heroes!
Link to Show Notes: https://radio.foi.org/2023/09/01/september-2-2023-interview-w-shmuel-bowman-operation-lifeshield/
In this section of Acts Luke provides details on a conflict that transpired between Barnabas and Paul. The conflict was should John called Mark accompany them on their second missionary journey. As we study the conflict transpiring we are reminded that God providentially is coordinating these events for His good and His glory. Join Dr. Jago as he teaches through this section verse by verse.
Our love for others can sometimes be misunderstood. Paul felt like the more he loved, the less the church loved him. Learn 3 ways Paul demonstrated Agape love to the Corinthians with no promise of love in return.
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19 But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. 20 But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and entered the city, and on the next day he went on with Barnabas to Derbe. 21 When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, 22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. 23 And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
John hears Jesus on a Sabbath day when he was in the Spirit.
We fight a spiritual unseen war. Jesus tells us that he is alpha and omega: the beginning and the end of all.
Chapter 12 shows the birth Christ and Satan's earthly actions.
there is no spiritual neutrality.
Satan is not a coequal With God, Jesus is Lord.
This sermon was preached on August 6, 2023 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, a mission work of Calvary Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America located in Woodruff, South Carolina. Pastor Zachary Groff preached this sermon entitled "The King's Conflict" on Matthew 10:34-39. For more information about Antioch Presbyterian Church, please visit antiochpca.com or contact us at [email protected].
With great concern for the church of God, Paul speaks of three blessings that preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ accomplishes in the saints of God. First it will be a comfort to God's people. Second it will knit the hearts of the people together in love. Third it will teach them all the rich blessings of God in Christ. And it is in this way: through the preaching of the gospel of Christ that Ministers of the gospel combat: the adversary (and his devices), the deceiver (and his false doctrines) and the vain professors (who sow discord and strife). Pray and preach the gospel and all these things will be overcome by the Lord in his people.
Conflict can be the perfect incubator for self-righteousness. If you are in a fight—with a neighbor, fellow church member, friend, spouse—it is easy to let their faults cancel yours. A sense of victimhood, true or false, tempts us to write-off our own responsibilities. In Jesus' words we "see the speck that is in [our] brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in [our] own eye?" (Matt. 7:3).
This is not to deny the reality of oppression. In a fallen world there are real victims and actual oppressors. There are times when you truly are the injured party. But even then you may not stop testing your own heart.
In this last of the penitential psalms David is an actual victim. He has a just cause to appeal to God to deliver him from his enemies and destroy his adversaries (9, 12). And in his trouble he shows us how to resist making a self-righteous plea for justice. In fact he starts with his own unrighteousness. So Psalm 143 is a much-needed guide for how believing sinners should cry for God's help.