Living In Harmony 1 Pet 3:8-12

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Published on September 13, 2008

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A sermon that will help people live in harmony based on Biblical principles.

Living In Harmony 1 Peter 3:8-12

1 Peter 8:3-12 (HCSB) 8 Now finally, all of you should be like-minded and sympathetic, should love believers, and be compassionate and humble, 9 not paying back evil for evil or insult for insult but, on the contrary, giving a blessing, since you were called for this, so that you can inherit a blessing. 10 For the one who wants to love life and to see good days must keep his tongue

1 Peter 8:3-12 (HCSB)

8 Now finally, all of you should be like-minded and sympathetic, should love believers, and be compassionate and humble,

9 not paying back evil for evil or insult for insult but, on the contrary, giving a blessing, since you were called for this, so that you can inherit a blessing.

10 For the one who wants to love life and to see good days must keep his tongue

from evil and his lips from speaking deceit, 11 and he must turn away from evil and do good. He must seek peace and pursue it, 12 because the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are open to their request. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.

from evil and his lips from speaking deceit,

11 and he must turn away from evil and do good. He must seek peace and pursue it,

12 because the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are open to their request. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.

I. Walk in another’s shoes 8 Now finally, all of you should be like-minded and sympathetic …

8 Now finally, all of you should be like-minded and sympathetic …

To be sympathetic means to understand or affirm someone’s feelings . It does not mean that we validate their ideas.

We may not know why conflict has arisen, but understanding the roots of it is the first step in diffusing it.

II. Remember you are on the Same Team 8b . . . should love believers, and be compassionate and humble …

8b . . . should love believers, and be compassionate and humble …

We don’t compete We compliment EACH OTHER

Teammates display three important actions that diffuse conflict. Love Compassion Humility

Love

Compassion

Humility

III. Give a Blessing 9 not paying back evil for evil or insult for insult but, on the contrary, giving a blessing, since you were called for this, so that you can inherit a blessing.

9 not paying back evil for evil or insult for insult but, on the contrary, giving a blessing, since you were called for this, so that you can inherit a blessing.

In any relationship, there will be times of disagreement and conflict. We are faced with a choice: to reciprocate or respond with a blessing.

We are faced with a choice:

to reciprocate or

respond with a blessing.

Choose: Words that tear apart a relationship or Words that build up a relationship.

Words that tear apart a relationship or

Words that build up a relationship.

IV. Control your Tongue 10 For the one who wants to love life and to see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit …

10 For the one who wants to love life and to see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit …

The mark of spiritual and emotional maturity is the ability To master our mouth To watch our words, and To tame our tongue.

To master our mouth

To watch our words, and

To tame our tongue.

Is your tongue under control?

V. Pursue Peace 11 and he must turn away from evil and do good. He must seek peace and pursue it…

11 and he must turn away from evil and do good. He must seek peace and pursue it…

The job of peacemakers is to resolve and diffuse conflict, NOT to start fights.

In the end, why should we diffuse conflict? Because it makes us like God.

Because it makes us like God.

Few things are more God-like than diffusing conflict

REMEMBER Walk in another’s shoes Remember you are on the Same Team Give a Blessing Control your Tongue Pursue Peace

Walk in another’s shoes

Remember you are on the Same Team

Give a Blessing

Control your Tongue

Pursue Peace

What is Your Response Today ? To get your relationship with God right? To get your relationship with family right? To get your relationship with others right?

To get your relationship with God right?

To get your relationship with family right?

To get your relationship with others right?

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