Biblical Reconciliation Ministry serves members and pastors of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) and New Zealand by encouraging and equipping sisters and brothers in Christ to dwell in and share the forgiveness of Jesus Christ in all relationships.
As God’s people, we live in relationship with him and experience his love and forgiveness in the divine service. Yet, from time to time we experience strained relationships with others in our family, congregation and wider community. Biblical reconciliation provides understanding, tools and resources that equip God’s people to respond to conflict in ways that are restorative and healing, bringing forgiveness, peace and joy in Christ.
Biblical reconciliation grows out of and supports word and sacrament ministry, refocusing and affirming God’s people, and whole Christian communities, in their identity in Christ and how they live their faith with others as people of the gospel.
As Christians, the freedom to be peacemakers, to seek reconciliation with our neighbours, is grounded in the forgiveness that is ours through Christ’s saving work on the cross. We are reconciled to our Heavenly Father through the blood of Jesus who takes away the sin of the world (Romans 5:6–11) and are called to share God’s love and mercy by serving our neighbours as we work through conflict, reconciling our relationships and bringing glory to God (Ephesians 4:32, 5:1).
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