Sermons tagged with ‘conflict’

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“Conflict is Inevitable” Matthew 10:34-38

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Jesus said, “I have come not to bring peace, but a sword.”  Wait a minute, I thought Jesus was referred to as the Prince of Peace?  Didn’t the angels declare at his birth, “Peace on earth?” Yes, the purpose of Christ’s coming into the world was to bring peace between God and mankind; to reconcile […]

“Peace…or else?” Matthew 5:9

“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 […]

“Blessed are the Merciful…” Matthew 5:7

“Blessed are the merciful…” The culture we live in craves revenge.  Some might say, “Revenge is sweet.” But the scriptures teach the opposite of revenge: “Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” (Proverbs 19:11)  So if a follower of Jesus seeks to be merciful, does he or she simply […]