Conflict & Peacemaking

Conflict & Peacemaking

Life After Conflict | 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

Today we’re finishing our sermon series on Conflict & Peacemaking. We’ve followed the Four Gs of Peacemaking from Ken Sande’s book The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict, and are going to wrap up by looking at the last G. G1: Glorify God G2: Get the Log Out of Your Eye G3: Gently Restore G4: Go and Be Reconciled Last week I asked you to recall to mind a name or relationship you are in conflict with and…

Gently Restore | Matthew 5:23-24, 18:15-20

Today I want us each to recall to mind a relationship we have trouble with. I want us to think of the name of an individual, a person, who we are currently in conflict with, or have been in conflict with before. Think of a family member you love but keep fighting with, a neighbor you keep arguing with, a coworker or supervisor you can’t work with, or a brother or sister in Christ who just rubs you the wrong…

Forgiveness For All | Luke 7:36-50

In this sermon Rev. Bernie Michaud tells the story of a sinful woman anointing the feet of Jesus and Jesus forgiving her of her sins. Please listen to the sermon audio, watch the video, or read the manuscript.

A Peacemaking Process | 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1, Luke 6:41-42

Why are we as a church going through a sermon series on Conflict & Peacemaking? I brought this series to our leadership team and am bringing it to you for two reasons: Autonomy: For those of you who don’t know, Cornerstone is the daughter church of Immanuel in Chelmsford. This summer, we’re hoping to become our own legally autonomous non-profit church. We’ll have more ownership and more responsibility, which are both good, but can produce conflict because we’re just that…

A Family in Conflict | Luke 15:11-32

Who here has experienced conflict? Who here has experienced conflict in your family? Who here has experienced conflict because of the youngest child in your family? I’m raising my hand because I’m the youngest child in my family. This week Facebook reminded me to celebrate national sibling day. To commemorate this special holiday I shared this picture of my family on Facebook. It’s a picture of my three older brothers, my parents, and me. Now I love each of my…