Keep a Close Watch: Conflict with yourself (Toby Sumpter)
The Good Fight, Session 2: Keep a Close Watch: Conflict with yourself — Toby Sumpter
This message was originally given by Pastor Toby Sumpter on 2/22/2017 at Clearnote Church (Bloomington, IN) as part of the 2018 Shepherd’s Conference, The Good Fight: Conflict in Christian Ministry.
Our first conflict is with ourselves—against our wickedness, selfishness, laziness, and every other evil thing that keeps us from loving and serving God as we should. You won’t have the courage or ability to engage in any sort of battle until you first go to battle with yourself. If we can’t fight ourselves—really fight—we will never be able to engage in fruitful conflict with anyone inside or outside the church. So . . . where to begin?