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“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called
sons of God.” Matthew 5: 9 (HCSB)

We see so much unrest in our world even to the point of conflict. When
conflict erupts, hate wins! Sides are drawn and people are placed into
two or more groups. When conflict permeates a people, we see trust
broken and lives affected for years.

In the church today we see the same thing; people chose sides and
conflict impacts the church. When conflict happens inside the church,
the only winner is Satan. Most church conflict has little to do with biblical
issues and more to do with individual choices such as color, styles, and

Jesus teaches us that peacemakers are needed. The people with the
gift of being a peacemaker find ways to squish conflict to help the church
work in peace. The actions of a few can cause the church to lose its
effectiveness in the community. The conflict side of church has divided
family, friends and neighborhoods. Conflict holds bondage where peace
gives freedom.

For a church to find revitalization there must be peace in the body. We
must find ways to broker peace in the body.

Is there conflict in your church? Ask God to help you
identify ways for you to become a peacemaker in your