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Peacemaker Wisdom #2

by P. Brian Noble / October 13, 2018

 Peacemaker Wisdom is a series of blog posts that  takes a 360 degree look at keys to interacting with others from a biblical perspective. This 360 degree look will help each of us handle conflict or tension in life with actions that Glorify God. Subscribe to this blog today. Let’s look at our second one.

John 15:13 (NASB95)
13 “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

 

Peacemaker Wisdom:
No Greater Love Than This

John 15:13 (NASB95)
13Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

 Prayer: Heavenly Father help me have a great love for my friends, for my enemies, and for all. I want to have your love flowing through me. In Jesus Name Amen.

 

Measure:

Peacemakers Relational Wisdom Measurement 6 

Biblical Definition of Love:

1 Corinthians 13:4–7 (NASB95)
4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

  • Love = patience
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What areas do you need to increase patience in?
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What practical steps can you take to increase patience?
  • Love = kindness
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What areas do you need to increase kindness?
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What practical steps can you take to increase kindness?
  • Love = does not brag
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What are you bragging about?
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What practical steps can you take to reduce bragging?
  • Love = is not arrogant
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What areas are you demonstrating arrogance?
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What practical steps can you take to reduce arrogance?
  • Love = does not act unbecomingly (dishonor)
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: How are you dishonoring others?
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What practical steps can you take to honor others?
  • Love = does not seek its own
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What are you seeking your own about?
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What practical steps can you take to reduce selfishness?
  • Love = not provoked (anger)
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What are you angry about?
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What practical steps can you take to reduce your anger?
  • Love = does not take into account a wrong suffered
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What records are you keeping?
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What practical steps can you take to forgive?
  • Love = does not rejoice in unrighteousness
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What are you bragging about?
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What practical steps can you take to reduce bragging?
  • Love = rejoices in the truth
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What do you need to rejoice about?
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What practical steps can you take to increase rejoicing?
  • Love = bears all things
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What are you bearing up under?
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What practical steps can you take to increase bearing up under those things?
  • Love = believes all things
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What areas are you not believing in that you should be believing in?
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What practical steps can you take to believe the best about the other person?
  • Love = hopes all things
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What areas have you lost hope?
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What practical steps can you take to increase hope?
  • Love = endures all things
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What are you enduring?
    • Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom Question: What practical steps can you take to increase endurance?

 Application: Write down some practical actions, behaviors, and words that you can do to demonstrate a great love and a greater love towards those with whom you have tension or conflict with in your life.

 Peacemaker Wisdom:
Lay down your life for a friend

John 15:13 (NASB95)
13 “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

 Prayer: Heavenly Father at times I desire to pick up my rights, my name, my views but help me to lay down my life for others.  In Jesus Name Amen.

 

Measure:
Peacemakers Relational Wisdom Measurement 7

Application: Write down practical actions, behaviors, and words that you can demonstrate to show a great love towards those with whom you may have tension or conflict.

Thank You for taking the time to measure and build wisdom into each of your relationships. Let us know your story of how God is changing your life and bringing peace into your relationships. Email your story to mystory@relationalwisdom.training

Now go out in peace, live in peace, and make peace.

P. Brian Noble

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P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble is an everyday guy who loves Jesus. He has been married to his best friend, Tanya, for 20 years and they have four children; they currently reside in eastern Washington. Brian has a Master of Arts in missional leadership from Northwest University. He is the Executive Director/CEO of Peacemaker Ministries. An ordained minister for the past 20+ years (3 years as a Youth Pastor, 14 years as a Senior Pastor, and 4 years as an Executive Pastor), he proclaims hope through the gospel message as the Holy Spirit empowers believers in their daily walk. He believes in the power of the Word of God to transform lives. He has been a Certified Christian Conciliator since 2008, with 1000+ hours of conflict coaching and mediation experience. His caseload has ranged from husband and wife cases, to family farm, to public schools, and even county government. Brian has taught peacemaking in local jails and even internationally in Uganda. His hope is that every Christian reconciles their differences in a way that glorifies God. His hope is that every Christian recognizes they are a Peacemaker before they try to do peacemaking. Finally, his hope is that every Christian reconciles by making authentic peace that blends justice, mercy, and humility.

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