Is the Bible friend or foe to the peacemaker? The Bible challenges us to be reconciled to one another and work for justice. So what do we do with the stories that seem to condone violence or even encourage it? How do we reconcile a “warrior” God with the God of love embodied in Jesus? In a world filled with violence, is following Jesus’ Way of nonviolent confrontation realistic? This unit leads you and your group to grapple with these tough questions, with the help of new insight and information about stories of “violence.”
(6 sessions, plus extender session)
Reproducible handouts for youth are included to expand the sessions. Purchase one guide per class. Permission granted to copy for additional teachers in the same class.