The Four Principles Of Peacemaking:


  1. Go To Higher Ground. Glorify God (1 Corinthians 10:31)

Remember what is most important during a conflict

~See conflict as an opportunity to grow and serve others

~Live out your highest values and beliefs in the midst of conflict

~Ask, “How can I please and honor God in this conflict?” and, “How can I show the same love and mercy that God has shown me?”


  1. Get Real About Yourself. Get the Log Out of Your Eye. (Matthew 7:3-5)

Take responsibility for your contribution to a conflict.

~Focus first on your own attitudes, words, and actions

~Check your heart for idols (desires turned into demands)

~Confess humbly and thoroughly (The Seven A’s)


  1. Gently Engage Others. Gently Restore (Galatians 6:1)

Help others see how they have contributed to a conflict

~Overlook minor offenses

~Go with an attitude of love and concern for the other person

~Talk privately first, and then get help if necessary


  1. Get Together on Lasting Solutions. Go and Be Reconciled (Matthew 5:23-24)

Strengthen relationships through genuine reconciliation and agreement

~Look out for the interests of others (PAUSE)

~Forgive the same way you have been forgiven (Four Promises)

~Keep doing what is right, regardless of what the other person does

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The Four Principles Of Peacemaking • New Hope Presbyterian Church

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