I Am a Unifying Church Member (Ephesians 4:1-3)

(Pastor’s note: This sermon is part of a series of messages based on the book “I Am a Church Member” by Thom Rainer.) Dysfunctional churches are a poor representation of the body of Christ. Churches become dysfunctional when they stop striving to “maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph 4:3).Continue reading “I Am a Unifying Church Member (Ephesians 4:1-3)”

Blessed are the Peacemakers (Matthew 5:9)

Conflict is unavoidable.  The sooner one accepts that fact the better.  Everyone, at some time or another, will be embroiled in conflict and hostility.  Conflict may mean anything from harsh words to loss of property or life.  Jesus was no stranger to conflict.  He experienced conflict and spoke on the subject on many occasions.  InContinue reading “Blessed are the Peacemakers (Matthew 5:9)”