Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Personal Peacemaking

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God (Matthew 5:9).

The Four G’s: A God-centered summary for guiding our responses to conflict

Glorify God (1 Corinthians 10:31).
  • How can I glorify God and give witness to what Christ has done for me in this situation?

Get the log out of your eye (Matthew 7:5).
  • How have I contributed to this conflict and what do I need to do to resolve it?
Gently restore (Galatians 6:1).
  • How can I help others to understand how they have contributed to the conflict so that we
can be restored to one another?

Go and be reconciled (Matthew 5:21).
  • How can I demonstrate forgiveness and encourage a reasonable solution to this conflict?
The Four G’s help us to remember what scripture teaches about personal peacemaking, but these
principals all flow from the One G: The Gospel. We respond to the peace that God won for us
through his Son Jesus Christ. We are called to be peacemakers because Jesus is our Peacemaker.

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