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How to Make Peace with a Brother (22 of 31)
Series: Foundations for Life
Ernest L. Easley
I want to show you this morning from the Word of God ''How To Make Peace With A Brother.'' Take God's Word and turn please to Genesis 33. The book of Genesis is about foundations, Foundations for Life! If you'll study the book of Genesis and follow it's principles and truths, then you're life will be built upon a strong and stable foundation! And when you build your life on a stable foundation, life may knock you down at times, but it will never knock you out!
For several weeks now we have been following the life of Jacob. You will remember that Jacob and his brother Esau had a strained relationship. In fact it began in the womb of their mother. Since before they were born, in their mother's womb, their relationship was one of conflict! Theirs was a strained relationship.
They remind me of some Baptists I know! Always at odds with a brother! Before we get to Genesis this morning, I want to show you something in the book of James. Find James 4.1, ''Where do wars and fights come from among you? James asks, ''Where does all the conflict come from among you?'' He goes on to mention 3 wars that are going on.
The first war is found in verse 1: people are at war with one another. Look at verse 1, ''Where do wars and fights come from among you?'' We are at war among one another. That's the first war James mentions.
Look at the second war in verse 1b, ''Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?'' That's the second war. The first war is that we war among ourselves. So why do we are among ourselves? Because we're at war within ourselves. People war and have conflict among themselves because people are at war and have turmoil within themselves! That's why you can't be at peace with anybody else because you're not a peace with yourself!
Most people are a fight looking for somewhere to happen and some of them are in ...
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