“Peacemakers and Kingdom Builders”

This week’s Pastor to Person is written by Pastor Daniel Grant.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the counter culture nature of the Sermon on the mount… It is a cool byproduct of getting to teach on Thursday nights. One particular characteristic I feel is sorely missing in our modern World and that is of the peace-maker… “9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
In our social media it is so tempting to PILE ON the guilt trips, the shame-game and the cancel-culture. In our families it is so much easier to write off difficult people rather than try to love them, be merciful to them and NOT fight with them. It’s NOT the Scriptures or my point of view that we are NEVER to be confrontational, but the Scriptures certainly put a HIGH emphasis on those who make peace: Romans 14:19 “Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.” This holiday season make room for people who think differently than you, who live differently than you, and you just might get the privilege of being the hands and feet of Jesus!!

Love and HUGE hugs,

Pastor Daniel