Biblical Peacemaking Resources
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An interpersonal conflict can be complicated.
Its resolution doesn’t have to be.
WHY PURSUE PEACE?
- Pursue the things that make for peace and the building up of one another. Romans 14:19
- Strive for peace with everyone. Hebrews 12:14
- Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:3
- Do everything in your power, as long as it depends on you, to be at peace with all. Romans 12:18
“When I used the Quick Start Guide, it gave me freedom to be honest about how a person hurt me. It also gave me compassion for them and the ability to forgive them in my heart.”— SH, Thailand
“Our ministry team has committed to complete the Quick Start Guide first before we talk to each other about a conflict. This has helped our peacemaking conversations go smoother and calmer than before.”— MS, Middle East
“A non-Christian friend of mine and I have a conflict with a mutual Christian friend. When I showed my non-Christian friend the Quick Start Guide and suggested that we process that before we talk to our mutual friend, she loved it!”— LB, USA
“We use the Arabic Quick Start Guide as our model for peacemaking among our multi-faith local staff.”— JK, Middle East
The Bounce of Peace
What does the Bible mean by the phrase, “live at peace” or “live peaceably” with everyone? I describe peace between two people as the point when each party admits whatever they did wrong to the other (if they did anything… Read More
Stage 1: The Hub of Peace Pursuit
Airlines publish route maps with curved lines connecting the destinations where they fly. Most of those lines are connected to one city or a handful of cities. The airlines call these hubs. If you fly with that airline often, sooner… Read More
Three Motives That Produce a Good Apology
Think of a time when someone apologized to you, but their confession just didn’t feel right. Maybe it even made you feel more hurt or offended. Was it the words they said (or didn’t say)? Was it their tone of… Read More
Forgiving in Two Dimensions
When you are offended, the Bible guides you to forgive the person who offended you in two ways: in your heart before God, and to the offender personally. I heard once that you could describe the act of forgiving the… Read More