When Relationships Collide Session 5: Article

Aaron Tyler, a university professor and Texas Baptist minister, travels in the back of a four-wheel-drive pickup truck, to a remote area in western Kenya where he participated in an international peacemaking initiative. (Click picture to go to article)

To help introduce the point, “Step in to keep a bad situation from becoming worse,” summarize this article about a Baptist pastor who recently went to Kenya to teach peacemaking skills to tribes with a history of conflict with one another. Baptists Join Peacemaking Initiative in KenyaAsk one or more of the following questions:

  • What might motivate you to get involved in someone else’s conflict?
  • This pastor said his team used biblical stories such as the story of Esther and the story of Paul, Barnabas and Mark, to talk about conflict. What other Bible stories come to mind when you think about today’s Point?
  • Let’s make it personal: can you think of a time when you “stepped in” to someone else’s conflict?

Continue with the session as directed in the Leader Guide.

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