“Peace…or Else?” (click to listen, right click to download)

Jesus said “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9)  To be called a child of God- what a privilege!   But peacemaking is hard work, and not all rainbows and butterflies.

Does making peace always mean compromise?  Are peacemakers the kind of people who give in, in order to please others?  To what lengths should a person go, in order to attempt reconciliation with another person?  Can you make peace with someone who does not acknowledge that they have done wrong?  Is it right for a Christian to ever sue another Christian in court?

These are the hard questions that the process of making peace brings about.  Yet God calls us to make peace with one another, for the main reason that God has made us at peace with Him through Jesus Christ.  We, who were once enemies of God, are now seated at his table and called his friends.  If God has given us all this, how can we not seek to make peace with others?

This message gives practical steps that you can take to initiate a peacemaking process.

In addition, the book THE PEACEMAKER by Ken Sande is an excellent resource.