When Life is Overwhelming

September 10, 2017 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 112:1-18; Matthew 18:15-20 |

Sometimes life throws too much our way.  Life in Egypt was like this for the Israelites.  This is part of the human condition - that which causes conflict between us.  Jesus outlines a process for solving conflict in the Matthew text.  First try to solve it between the two parties privately, then a small group, and finally the community through dialogue.  We need dialogue today about many issues that divide us.  Finally, when you get instruction to treat unresolved conflict as you would a tax collector or other outsider, remember how Jesus treated the outsider, the tax collector, and the sinner.

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