Blessed are the peacemakers
September 18, 2016

Blessed are the peacemakers

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Matthew 5:1 His disciples… 2 He taught them, saying:

9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

12 Great is your reward in heaven

SONS OF GOD

John 1:12 As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.

Matthew 5:44 Love your enemies … 45  so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Romans 8:14 As many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 17 … If children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

WHEN SOMEONE DOES YOU WRONG

Matthew 18:15 “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. 16 But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

WHEN SOMEONE HAS SOMETHING AGAINST YOU

Matthew 5:23 “If you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.”

James 1:19 Be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.

I’ve heard you feel I’ve done you wrong. Please help me to understand why you feel this way.

Matthew 7:5 First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

I was wrong. Will you forgive me?

QUESTIONS FOR LIFE

1.Please read these words of Jesus:

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9

2.What interpretation of this verse could make you uncomfortable? Why?

3.Please read these words of Jesus:

“If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.   Matthew 18:15

 4.In what ways do people disobey Jesus’ command in Matthew 18:15? How widespread do you think this disobedience is? Why do you think that? Who does this disobedience affect and in what ways does it affect them?

5.Can you tell about a time you did what Jesus says to do in Matthew 18:15? How did that turn out?

6.Please read these words of Jesus: “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. 16 But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed. Matthew 18:15-16

7.In what ways have you applied (or could you apply) the truths of Matthew 18:15-16 to conflicts in you immediate family? Your extended family?

8.Please read these words of Jesus:

“If you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.” Matthew 5:23-24

 9.Can you tell your group about a time that you tried to worship God but couldn’t because you knew someone had something against you?

10.Please read these words from James and the additional suggested words:

Be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger. James 1:19

I’ve heard you feel I’ve done you wrong. Please help me to understand why you feel this way.

 11.Can you tell about a time that you have applied James 1:19 (and maybe those suggested  words) when someone had thought you were wrong? How did that turn out?

12.Please read these words of Jesus and the additional suggested words:

First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to

 remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Matthew 7:5

 I was wrong. Will you forgive me?

13.Can you tell about a time that you have applied Matthew 7:5 (and the additional suggested words) when you were wrong? How did that turn out?

14. What do you sense that God is saying to you from Matthew 5:9?

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