SERMON SERIES: MAKE PEACE

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Throughout Scripture it's clear: one of God's foremost priorities is that his children live at peace with others. Peace, though, doesn’t happen accidentally. It must be made. Crafted. Sometimes painstakingly crafted.

In this series of messages, we’ll examine what God says about why peace is valuable and how to bring it to our relationships. Along the way, we'll find that peace in human relationships isn’t a function of an absence of conflict, but rather a function of one’s ability to (with God’s wisdom and power) resolve conflict well.


PART 1: DIFFERENT THAN AN ATHEIST?

Following Jesus changes a person. ...At least it should. Given our Father’s call to peace-making, those of us who claim to be Christians should navigate conflict differently than others who don’t acknowledge God. But do we?

2/9/14  Speaker: Justin Gerhardt


PART 2: TREE REMOVAL

In moments of conflict, it’s easy to point fingers and see where someone else has failed. Jesus, though, calls us to criticism that's a little more self-focused approach--in this message, we'll sum it up with one helpful question.

2/16/14  Speaker: Justin Gerhardt


PART 3: GO TIME

Often when there’s a problem between us and someone else, the last person we talk to about it is the person who's involved. Jesus, though invites us on a different path--one of proactive, gentle reconciliation. This means having hard conversations, but it also means enjoying peace.

2/23/14  Speaker: Justin Gerhardt


PART 4: YOU DON'T OWE ME

What does it actually mean to forgive? And why is it so important, anyway? As we close this series, we’ll explore the impact of forgivness on conflict and relationships, and we'll explore some practical insights on how to get better at “letting go” when someone has wronged us.

3/2/14  Speaker: Justin Gerhardt

 

OTHER MESSAGES

 Four too-popular lies and the truth that sets us free

Four too-popular lies and the truth that sets us free

 "The church" is a lot different than what many people think it is.

"The church" is a lot different than what many people think it is.

 Sometimes, we're good at remembering the things we need to forget.

Sometimes, we're good at remembering the things we need to forget.