A Prayer to Pursue Peaceful Relationships

God, our gracious, heavenly Father, you are our dependably steady and warmly personal God. Those qualities so frequently elude us. Show us the path of self-denying, sacrificial love. Grant us endurance and encouragement to love those who are different than us. Those who disappoint us and even those who hurt us. Show us how to … Continue reading A Prayer to Pursue Peaceful Relationships

If Your Marriage is Struggling…

Here are three challenging and encouraging Scriptures to reflect upon and to pray through! At Second, we believe that the gospel creates a new community where love and acceptance rule every relationship (John 13:34-35). Also, we believe that only the gospel effectively mobilizes us to resolve our conflict with others (Matthew 5:23-24; 18:15-20). If your … Continue reading If Your Marriage is Struggling…

A Man for Others in Loving Forgiveness

How are you doing in modeling the gospel with others? A man for others embodies the gospel by forgiving others the same way that God in Christ has forgiven you. (Philippians 2:2 - "Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.") Ephesians 4:31-32 – Let all … Continue reading A Man for Others in Loving Forgiveness