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What To Do When Someone is Mad at You - Matthew 5:23-24


"Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift." (Matthew 5:23-24)


Additional Comments

I. Setting for Peace

II. Steps to Peace

(Outline from Brian Bill)

1. Leave...even when it's inconvenient. "...leave your gift there in front of the altar..."

The Principle: Gifts derive their value from the heart of the giver.

2. Go...even when you don't want to initiate. "...First go..."

The Principle: Reconciliation is always my responsibility.

Here's why this is such a big deal to God: He cares about you and the person you're in conflict with and wants to use you to lift the load of hatred from your brother or sister.

3. Be...even when you feel innocent. "...and be reconciled to your brother..."

"The Seven A's" (

4. Come...even when it's an interruption. "...then come and offer your gift"

The Principle: A right relationship with God depends on our willingness to maintain a right relationship with one another.

"True worship is enhanced by better relationships... worship may be improved by our staying away from church until we have made things right with those with whom we know our relationship is strained or broken." (MacArthur)

III. Action Steps

1. Assess yourself. Give yourself a grade of 1 to 10 in each area.

2. Resolve conflict quickly.

3. Make harmony during times of reflection. e.g. communion, prayer and fasting, revival times, etc.

4. Do your part to improve worship. - Ptr. Lito Sese