I hate conflict. And I don’t use the word ‘hate’ often. I reserve it for things like the enemy of my soul, what sin has done to people, and pickles.
Recently friends told me about a preaching series by Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington. I’ve heard several things from Pastor Mark and own one of his books. I enjoy listening to him. He has a way of communicating that not only makes a lot of good sense, he makes the biblical medicine for correcting your life easy to swallow.
Don’t get me wrong! Correcting your life is not fun, but at least while he’s stepping on your toes you know with absolute certainty that he loves you and is delivering God’s message to you.
Back in August 2012, Pastor Mark was in the middle of a sermon series called Jesus Loves His Church. While I would generally recommend all the sermons in the series, I particularly liked the one on reconciliation because so many people fumble it up so badly.
He bases the sermon off of Matthew 18, which many of you will recognize as the passage which deals with biblical reconciliation. He first clears up exactly who this passage applies to and under what circumstances — because it is not for everyone and it is not for every situation.
Then he goes on to give simple, clear steps. If someone came to mind when you first read the title for this blog, I highly recommend you list to Pastor Mark’s sermon below.
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