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This message looks at the role of conflict to either defeat or grow the believer in Christ. It challenges people to learn to deal with offenses in a spiritual manner and remain free of the debilitating effects of offendedness, hurt and bitterness.
One of the primary reasons we distance ourselves from God is because we are holding an offense – against another person or sometimes against God Himself. In this sermon, Dave Browning teaches on developing an "unoffendable" heart.
Nehemiah’s prayer against his enemies not only raises a number of questions, but even threatens to offend many of our notions about the grace and justice of God. By taking a closer look both at Nehemiah’s prayer and at our own preconceptions about the character of God, we will seek to understand how this prayer ought to affect our lives today. At the end of this message I hope that we will have a greater appreciation both for God’s perfect justice and for his amazing grace. And I hope that our awareness of these two things will drive us out to call a world under God’s just wrath to flee to the cross where his grace can be found.
God's love isn't always warm and fuzzy, but it's always loving!
Pastor Geoff Findlay talks us through several situations where the best thing to do is defer to our brother or sister.
Paul and Barnabas returned to Jerusalem it discuss a brewing controversy in the church. A council was convened to determine if a man needed to be circumcised in order to be saved from his sins. Paul defended the truth of the Gospel that a man is saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone, and not by anything he does, and the apostles in the council affirmed this. Peter and James then laid down some rules to help Gentile believers not offend Jewish people. In the same way we must be able to cling to the Gospel of grace alone and grow in spiritual maturity while not adding not needlessly offending the people we are trying to reach and not burdening them with unnecessary rules and restrictions.