Forgiveness & Reconciliation (Genesis 33)
"A sure sign of Christian maturity is not how well you avoid conflict, but how you respond to conflict. For example, immature Christians are quick to take offense and slow to forgive and seek reconciliation; while mature Christians are slow to take offense and quick to forgive and seek reconciliation." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)
Getting Right with God and Each Other
By John Piper
"Matthew 5:21-26 is clearly one unit. It is the first of six units that beginů These six units are Jesus' explanation of the Christian righteousness that surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)
How to Move from Forgiveness to Reconciliation
By Steve Cornell
"Is it possible to forgive someone and to withhold reconciliation? We must learn the differences between forgiveness and reconciliation. Forgiveness is alway required by God, but it does not always lead to reconciliation."
Lesson 17: Reconciled Relationships (Ephesians 2:14-18)
By Steven J. Cole
"Two stories in the Bible evoke strong feelings in me every time I read them. One is the story of Joseph and his brothers. The other is Jesus' parable of the prodigal son. The reason that these stories often cause tears to well up in my eyes is that they are stories of reconciled relationships." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)
Sermon: The Steps to Reconciliation - Genesis 33
By Richard Ezell
"Have you ever been hurt by someone else, and wanted to hurt them back? Get even? Seek revenge? Retaliate? Even had murderous thoughts? Esau, the Old Testament character, had those feelings. And, many would justify him acting on them." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)
Serving Each Other Through Forgiveness and Reconciliation
By Dr. Timothy Keller
"On both a theological and a practical level, forgiveness is at the very heart of what it means to be a Christian. True forgiveness comes at a cost and is pursued intentionally within a community of believers." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)
The Right Way to Reconcile
By John Guerra
"It is easier to talk about someone who ticks you off, than talk to them. It's more comfortable to just ignore the person that's complaining, than to confront them and begin the process of conflict resolution." (Read more about this article, cllick on the link above.)
What is Christian reconciliation? Why do we need to be reconciled with God?
"Imagine two friends who have a fight or argument. The good relationship they once enjoyed is strained to the point of breaking. They cease speaking to each other; communication is deemed too awkward. The friends gradually become strangers. Such estrangement can only be reversed by reconciliation." (Read more about this article, click on the link above.)
Called to Reconcile with God & Others
By Larry Hudson
Research in Principles of Life Basic Seminar Textbook
By Bill Gothard
This book is a good read especially when you are working through life issues and relational conflicts. It covers theology, psychology, and counseling in clear, simple, and easy to follow formats. This can be used by anybody, counselor or not. There is a special section in the book on forgiveness and reconciliation. I think it is one of the best pieces of Biblical advice I have read.
This website is designed to assist you in learning and applying the powerful conflict resolution principles God has given us through Scripture. They have video series, brochures, and many resources about peacemaking.