Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thursday VIDEO Spotlight - Forgiveness






FORGIVENESS
Is a form of power granted to us by God. He gives us the power of forgiveness so we can represent his character by expressing a loving spirit and by showing him how we appreciate him.

Forgiveness is one of the ways God teaches us how to be merciful to others so he can be merciful to us because we are not perfect.

JOHN 8:7
Those who are free of sin cast the first stone

A lack of forgiveness shows a critical and judgmental spirit.
JAMES 4:11
Do not judge. Pick the speck out of your eye first before you try to pick the speck out of another's eye.

Emotions that prevent us from forgiving freely
Anger, resentment, foolishness or lack of wisdom, jealousy, immaturity and the like prevent people from demonstrating the God given gift of forgiveness.
Lack of forgiveness traps the person's character within the negative emotion.

CONFLICT
Ways in which people manage conflict
1 YELLING
2 SLANDER
3 REVENGE
4 IGNORE
5 THE STRONGEST IS FORGIVENESS

WAYS TO MANAGE CONFLICT
- REALIZE A FOOL BECOMES OFFENDED QUICKLY
- OVERLOOK INSULT
- ASK YOURSELF WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CONFLICT
- REASON WITH THE PERSON ONE ON ONE/GET INTERVENTION
- SOLVE THE CONFLICT WITH PATIENCE

-Cerise.