Conflict and Forgiveness
Conflict seems like it is just a part of life. If you have relationships, then you have conflict. Conflict is as old as the Garden of Eden.
We all react to conflict in different ways. Some escape the tension by fleeing. Some confront the tension by attacking the person most associated with their conflict. Conflict makes us long for peace. It is an exhausting thing to keep conflict fresh with the sighs of displeasure, sharp words and long treatments of silence. Peace almost always starts with confession. Confession requires humility and an acknowledgement of wrong.
Forgiveness might be one of the most misunderstood things in the culture. Yet, it is one of the most important things to understand in all the world. It's important to know what forgiveness is and what it is not.
The greatest story in all the world is embedded inside great conflict and even greater forgiveness. In fact, they are almost bookends to a fascinating story of rescue, love and restoration. It is the story of Jesus. His story is beautifully relevant to our struggle with conflict and forgiveness.
We would love the opportunity to sit down with you and look at how the Scriptures prescribe how we deal with conflict and forgiveness.