Category  |  Relating To Others

How to be an advocate for peace

Caught up in a fight, it’s tempting to throw out accusations in order to win. But to bring a peaceful resolution, we really need to become advocates! Concluding our series on Abigail, and reflecting on how she prevented a deadly disagreement.

Perhaps you could use some help resolving a personal disagreement

Embroiled in conflict, it can feel like we’re held captive to our frustration, anger, and strong opinions. What we need is a good hostage negotiator! Let's look at Abigail as an example of biblical conflict negotiation.

How our participation can lead to a peaceful resolution

When we witness conflict, our first instinct is usually to stay on the sidelines. We don’t want to get caught up in the fight! Another biblical principle for conflict.

One principle for peaceful conflict negotiating

Try as we might, we’ll never be able to avoid conflict for long. So, if we can’t run from them, how do we face our battles biblically? It starts with our mindset!

Let’s look at a story in First Samuel that proves we can reach a resolution in any conflict

Engaged in conflict, we may believe there has to be a winner and a loser. But is it possible to resolve a disagreement where everyone comes out on top?

A conversation on Jesus’ love for us

In Mark chapter 5 we find the stories of two women. One has been battling health problems for years. The other is a little girl on the brink of death. But both of their stories change forever when Jesus shows up.

Discover the lengths to which Jesus went to prove His love for us

Love is an over-used word these days. We use it to express our affection for a spouse, or to show appreciation for a really good dinner! But what does it mean to truly love someone?

A moving portrayal of God’s love for His children

Life is full of interruptions. And our usual response to these disruptions is annoyance. But that’s not the case with Jesus! Let's look at how Jesus took a break from His plans, to touch a person in need.

Waiting for God to show up

Anticipating medical test results, standing in a long line, sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, sometimes waiting seems impossible! Let's study a passage in Mark chapter 5 where a woman has been waiting 12 years for God to show up and heal her. What was taking Him so long?

Jesus cares for and redeems the people our world typically tosses aside

Ever stopped to think about how much garbage we throw away? Once something stops being useful, into the trash it goes! An insightful conversation about a story in Mark chapter 5.

Find encouragement for your walk with God

Ever feel like your faith is being tested? Don’t worry; you’re not alone! The group, with special guest Carol Kuykendall, share their own personal trials of faith and how God came through each and every time.

How those tough seasons in our lives give us a greater compassion for others

Nothing deepens your relationship with the Lord like having Him walk through a difficult situation with you. Perhaps you’re going through a tough time right now. The group shares how they've grown closer to God through the trials in their lives.

Discover how it's our very brokenness that makes us candidates for serving the Lord

Ever feel like all the flaws in your family history make you ineligible for God’s work? Maybe you’ve heard God’s call for your life, but don’t feel qualified to accept. It's the conclusion of the series “The Beauty of Broken.”

What will your legacy be?

Each day we write another chapter in our own personal legacy. So when you finally leave this earth, what kind of story will you leave behind? Let's discuss how we want to be remembered, and that’s as people who were loved!

Discover reasons to rejoice even when life is falling apart

A happy family. A fulfilling career. A fruitful ministry. It’s easy to be grateful for things that go well. Being thankful for the events that turn our life upside down, now that’s tough! A study on “The Beauty of Broken.”