How a Healthy Church Family Handles Conflict and Arguments

How a Healthy Church Family Handles Conflict and Arguments

May 12, 2019

Passage: 1 Corinthians 6:1-11

Preacher: Tim Akin

Series: Called Out: Study through the book of 1st Corinthians


  1. Expect conflict to happen(“When,” not “if”).
    (1 Corinthians 6:1)


  1. Do not sue a fellow Christian.
    (1 Corinthians 6:1,4,6)


  1. Submit to a mediation plan.
    (1 Corinthians 6:2-3,5)
    • Be willing to have toughconversations(Mt. 18:15).
      • Matthew 18:15, “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone.”
    • Do not be passiveaggressive.
    • Do not just leave.
    • Do not rallythe troops.
      • Matthew 18:16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others with you.” So


  1. If necessary choose to lose.
    (1 Corinthians 6:7-8)

    • One Another’s:
      • Love one another - Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 
        (Romans 12:10)
      • Serve one another - Through love serve one another. (Galatians 5:13)
      • Encourage one another - Do not speak evil against one another, brothers!
        (James 4:11).
      • Care for one another - Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.
        (1 Peter 4:9)
      • Forgive one another - Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
        (Ephesians 4:32)

  1. Prioritize the reputation of Jesus. 
    (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)