“It all started when somebody stole a pig

The Hatfields and McCoys were two American Appalachian mountaineer families who, with their families and neighbours, engaged in a legendary feud that attracted nationwide attention in the 1880s and ’90s. It lasted for decades with dozens of people murdered. The origins of the feud are obscure. Some attribute it to hostilities formed during the American Civil War, in which the McCoys were Unionists and the Hatfields were Confederates. But Rand’l McCoy’s claims it started because a Hatfield stole one of his hogs. Regardless, it was a tragedy.

Although they ended the feud in 1891 and shook hands in 1976, Saturday, June 14, 2003, marked the official end to the Hatfields and McCoys’ feud when the families signed a truce. The feud officially lasted for 125 years. Some claim there is still some animosity.

What about you? Do you need to reach out and make amends with someone? Have you been fussing with someone for much too long? Do you need to shake hands, call a truce, and end the feud? It’s not easy, but it is the right thing to do. Maybe you know a relationship that is broken, but you don’t know what to do. 

This Sunday, March 31, I conclude a 3-part sermon series called “Heart to Heart” from 2 Corinthians 6-7. 2 Corinthians is Paul’s most personal letter and he opens his heart to defend his ministry and the Gospel against his attackers. This week my sermon is simply called “Reconciliation” from 2 Corinthians 7:1-16. Paul finally explains how he reconciled with many of the believers in Corinth. You will learn four steps toward reconciliation.

Join us this Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.

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