“Believers are never told to become one; we already are one and are expected to act like it.” Joni Eareckson Tada
Many churches talk a lot about the cross, and I’m thankful for that. A steady diet of the gospel and understanding how Jesus pays for our sin feeds and nourishes our hungry hearts. But we often ignore that Christ’s death unites believers as one. It’s a reconciling, peace-making act bringing people together. It creates a real, objective unity among Christ’s people (the Church) around the globe and across history.
If the cross not only saves us but it also shapes us, then it will propel us to pursue peace and resist division.
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Conflict is bound to happen. Conflict is part of relationships, including healthy ones.
Whether it’s living with friends, a dorm roommate at college, a spouse, or children, sharing a living space with people is hard. We each bring in over-sized baggage. It doesn’t take long for us to bump into one another as friction and frustration mount. That’s even more true in this season of social-distancing when so many of us are confined to our homes, facing challenging circumstances, and lacking some of the people and outlets that help us let out some of the steam in life. How can we handle conflict between roommates, spouses, or parents and kids?
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