In this sermon on Matthew 18:1–14, Pastor Chuck Swindoll unfolds the remarkable truths Jesus taught us using the simple yet powerful example of a little child.
Far too many Christians have bought into the “pursue pleasure at all costs” philosophy. Marriages are breaking up at almost the same rate inside the Church as outside. Christian leaders often create just as much scandal as any movie star. And many churches no longer place holy living at the top of their priority list. But purity, as Paul explained in Romans 6, is a powerful alternative to our culture’s formula for living.
Explore with Pastor Chuck Swindoll how to restore a relationship so you can thrive in Christian community while journeying through a world marked by so much division.
Who knows how many families today have grown apart due to silence and unresolved conflicts? Who can guess how many wrongs have been swept aside, causing unmentioned family secrets to linger? Reconciliation is essential if we wish to cultivate healthy and wholesome relationships. But…how?
Check out this much needed message on Matthew 18:21–35 from Pastor Chuck Swindoll so you can walk freely in the peaceful pastures of genuine forgiveness.
Unless dealt with appropriately, conflicts lead to permanent breakdowns in our relationships that time alone cannot heal. If we wish to cultivate healthy relationships, especially with our children, reconciliation is essential. But…how?
We must tell the truth...in love. Confronting is not the same as criticizing. Be careful of using the truth like a battering ram to force the pastor to change. You don’t want the confrontation to turn into a power struggle.
Kids get enjoyment from the simple things in life. It’s when we start taking life too seriously we become not so easy to live with. Why not try thinking like children?
Is there an offense you can’t forget? Write down that hurt, bring that paper to the cross, and etch FORGIVEN across it. Ask your Lord to fill the holes in your heart and help you press on.
Misunderstandings can easily lead to broken relationships. Before this happens do your best to come to a resolution. Then graciously forgive. And move on.