“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.” – Matthew 5:9
What if we have it all wrong? What if being a peacemaker means we actually ruffle some feathers. Turns out, that’s exactly what it means. Peacemaking isn’t for the fainthearted. It’s messy work, but it’s what we’re called to.
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We’ll be spending our time looking at Matthew 5:9 and 2 Corinthians 5:17-21.
Oxford Dictionary defines a peacemaker as “a person who brings about peace, especially by reconciling adversaries.”
Three things we can do as ministers of reconciliation:
* Love the unlovely
* Sitting with sinners
* Proclaim the Gospel
So, roll up your sleeves. It’s time to get a little messy.
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This episode was recorded, edited and produced at 4G’s Studios in the lovely Sandy, Oregon, where the trees are green every day. 2019. All rights reserved.
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