Reconciliation | Philippians 4:2-9

Series: Underrated Spiritual Disciplines

November 15, 2020
Pastor Joshua Lim

Solving relational conflict is a spiritual discipline that helps us to remember and rehearse the Gospel. As those who have been reconciled to Christ, we can and must practice reconciliation with one another. In this passage, we see that we can pursue reconciliation as we commence with adoration, check our attitudes, combat our anxiety, center our attention, and commit to action.

Episode Notes

  • Philippians 4:2
  • Wrong Approach #1: Peace-Breaking
  • Wrong Approach #2: Peace-Faking
  • Philippians 4:3
  • Reason: We share the most important things in common.
  • 1. Commence with Adoration
  • Philippians 4:4
  • 2. Check Your Attitude
  • Philippians 4:5a
    • Let your reasonableness be known to everyone.
  • 3. Combat Your Anxiety
  • Philippians 4:5b-7
    • The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  •  4. Center Your Attention
  • “If you respond to conflict like most people, you will tend to focus on the negative characteristics of the person who is disagreeing with you, exaggerating his faults and overlooking his virtues. The more distorted your perspective becomes, the more likely you are to imagine the worst about the other person, which may lead you to misjudge his or her values, motives, and actions.” (Ken Sande)
  • Philippians 4:8
  • 5. Commit to Action
  • Philippians 4:9

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