Category Archives: Conflict

A closer look at Colossians 3:11-14

Among those who have been forgiven through Jesus Christ, a new identity has been formed — one that overcomes differences that separate people from each other. Our new identity also transforms the way we relate to and respond to other people. Continue reading

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A difficult ministry of love

Four truths about being an instrument of godly sorrow. Continue reading

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When the storms hit…

Truths to carry and guide us in difficult times. Continue reading

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Four dimensions of peace

How should we understand peace? Continue reading

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Four servants of God who battled fierce despair

Four servants of God. Each one reached an extremely low point in life. All of them felt that life was no longer worth living. Continue reading

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Instruments of sorrow


Are you willing to be an instrument of godly sorrow? Continue reading

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When you feel like getting revenge

Seven responses when you feel like getting revenge.  Continue reading

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Three approaches to communication and leadership

Sometimes we’re not seeing the results we desire in relationships because we fail to recognize that different situations call for different approaches to communication and leadership. Continue reading

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A closer look at accountability

What is accountability and how should we practice it in the local church? Is everyone accountable in the same way? Continue reading

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13 red flags identifying antagonists

The 13 red flags provide training material for equipping Church leaders and members in discerning the presence of antagonistic people. Continue reading

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