Ithaca Presbyterian Church
Our Sunday morning church services are 9.30am and 5.30pm.
In the coming weeks, I will be preaching on the subject of “peacemaking” and “conflict resolution”. Jesus taught, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9). Conflicts arise in families, friendship circles, neighbourhoods, schools, churches, businesses and nations. They arise mostly over sinful desires where one person desires control over a situation, to the harm of another. However, they may occur out of competing values or simply a misunderstanding. Too often, conflicts lead to broken relationships because a resolution was not sought and a process of reconciliation was not pursued. Over the month of July, we look at various Biblical passages to empower Christians to understand conflicts, especially in the church, and act in a way to bring forgiveness and reconciliation to all parties involved. Of course, I am not preaching these sermons because our church has conflict problems at present, and I am glad to place on the records that our church is growing as a loving and caring community under Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord.
Pastor of Ithaca Presbyterian Church