Blessed are the Peacemakers

JEREMIAH 29:7; MATTHEW 5:9; ROMANS 12:17-21

Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matt. 5:9). As disciples we are called to be peacemakers in the way of Jesus. How can we find practical ways to witness to what we believe with those with opposing viewpoints and actions? In Blessed are the Peacemakers: Listen, Learn & Love, Jim Amstutz shares how can we listen, learn, and love to transform potential conflict into opportunities for mission, service, and peace in everyday life.

Peace Sunday 2023 | Being People of Peace

When we think about the need for peace, many of us understandably focus on distant violent campaigns such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But we are also called to be peacemakers in our local contexts and interpersonal encounters. Our speakers, Jim and Lorraine Amstutz, will help us consider how we can translate our peace theology into concrete actions in our daily lives and relationships. Jim will speak during the service, and then during our “Lunch & Learn” afterwards, Lorraine will lead “An Introduction to Cultural Intelligence and Practical Peacebuilding” in the fellowship hall.

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Peace Sunday 2023 sermon slides

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