Grace-Filled Fighting

My House Vol. 2 – Week 2

David McCaman – Riverdale Campus Pastor

Conflict – Matthew 18


Family Worship Guide

Day 1 
Read: Matthew 18:15-20
Pray:

  • Thank God that he made people with a need for other people.

  • Thank God for the grace to resolve conflict in a godly way.

  • Ask God to help you identify broken relationships and the next steps to resolve

Sing: This House Is Yours - My House Worship Sessions above & in the Media section

Day 2 
Read: Matthew 18:21-35
Pray:

  • Thank God that He is gracious and forgiving.

  • Thank God for the work He has done in Jesus to make forgiveness and grace a reality for us.

  • Ask God help you be to others as He has been to you in Christ

Sing: This House Is Yours - My House Worship Sessions above & in the Media section

Day 3 
Read: Numbers 14:13-19
Pray:

  • Thank God that He is in the midst of His people.

  • Thank God that He goes before us in all things and provides everything that we need.

  • Thank God that He is slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression

Sing: This House Is Yours - My House Worship Sessions above & in the Media section


Sermon Discussion Questions

Get to know me:

Instructions: The purpose of these questions is to generate responses that are self-revealing and informative. Feel free to ask all of these questions to your group or simply choose the one that best fits your group.

  1. Why do so many people today think conflict should be avoided?

  2. Can you think of an example where you avoided conflict with someone you care about? What good might have come in that situation if you had chosen to speak the truth in a loving way?    

  3. What might God be able to teach us through the conflicts in our life?

Into the Bible:

Instructions: The purpose of these questions is to draw group members into the Bible to discover truth from passages that were not the primary text for the weekend message.

Read Ephesians 4:31-32

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.”

  1. What does verse 31 mean by “put away from you”?

  2. What does this passage teach us about how to handle conflicts in our life?

Application:

Instructions: The purpose of these questions is to apply the main points from the weekend message.

  1. What are some ways you can be more humble when conflicts arise in your life?

  2. How can you approach conflict in a loving way that leads to growth?

  3. If you find yourself stuck in a difficult conflict with someone you care about, what should you do?  How might your life group or other believers be able to help?