In our church this week we have distributed a summary of Ken Sande’s “Peacemaking Principles”. We hope you will find it a helpful guide to Biblical conflict resolution.
Conflicts are inevitable because of who we are – but because of who God is we ought to accept them as an opportunity to grow in Christian faith. It is all too easy to fall into an escape response, such as denial, or to jump into an attack response.
All Christians are called to be peacemakers. In all situations we ask God to make us concerned primarily with glorifying Him, with getting the log out of our own eye, with gentle restoring of others, and with pursuing reconciliation.
To dig deeper in this area, I recommend Ken Sande’s book “The Peacemaker”, which is available on the church bookstall. We are looking for passionate people who want to develop their skills in biblical peacemaking and become part of an ongoing BAC peace-making ministry. If you missed out on doing the DVD course in Growth Groups, let us know if you would like to participate at another time.
What compels us is the peace won by Jesus Christ on the cross. We are reconciled to God! Christ’s love drives us to pursue reconciliation with each other.