Jesus can truly reconcile

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Colossians 4 JESUS CAN TRULY RECONCILE Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions—if he comes to you, welcome him.)  (Colossians 4:10) Paul had not been a fan of this Mark fellow.  He had allowed the young man to accompany […]

You Can Have Peace Even When You Disagree

Do you ever get frustrated when people disagree with you? “Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels.” -2 Timothy 2:23 Whether football teams or fall elections, Bible translations or Macs vs. PCs, there is no shortage of things that people can get fired up and passionate about. Yet, […]

You Can Have Unity Even When You Don’t Get Along (pt2)

Even in the Bible, nobody gets along all the time.   However, disagreement doesn’t have to disrupt our unity and love for one another. In his letter to the church at Philippi, Paul shares a simple truth that leads to an effective stragety for working through conflict while keeping the peace. It’s all in your […]

You Can Have Unity Even When You Don’t Get Along (pt1)

Do you have people in your life with whom you just don’t get along? “I entreat Euodia and Syntyche to agree in the Lord.  Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the Gospel…” -Philippians 4:2 How comforting to know that even at the […]

How to Keep Relationships Alive in Spite of Controversy

Have you ever damaged a relationship because of disagreement?  Consider this… Compassion is an antidote to controversy.  It empowers you to hold different perspectives from another person and still have peace between you.  Here’s why. True compassion goes hand-in-hand with humility.  It does not arrogantly look down on people as fools if they see things […]