Tag Archives: conflict avoidance

Conflict; January 26, 2019


Matthew 22:46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on on one dared to ask him any more questions. I would imagine the disciples got a huge kick out of this. Verse 34 says that … Continue reading

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Opposition; January 24, 2019


Matthew 11:1 After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee. I think the NIV translators did their readers a real disservice here by saying, “in the … Continue reading

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Tolerance; January 8, 2019


Revelation 2:20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. This church sounds a … Continue reading

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Stress; September 15, 2017


Nehemiah 5:13 At this the whole assembly said, “Amen,” and praised the Lord. And the people did as they had promised. What a refreshing statement! It is a sad commentary on human nature that it is noteworthy when people do … Continue reading

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October 26, 2016


John 17:15 “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.” Often enough, conditions in the world, in life, make us want just to escape. That’s natural, but … Continue reading

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December 6, 2014


Revelation 19:11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. It seems to me that a lot of Christians never read … Continue reading

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October 27, 2014


Galatians 3:26-28 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for … Continue reading

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