We continue in our lectionary-based sermons this week with another gospel lesson from Matthew 18:15-20. Some find this passage offensive, with it’s hard-hitting instructions about how to handle conflict in the church. This passage is an example of how the Bible has instruction about every aspect of our lives, including our relationships with each other. It gives us a picture of what healthy relationships in the Body of Christ can look like. At the heart of this passage is a message about forgiveness and reconciliation that should not be overlooked. Reconciliation is the work that God has been up to from the very beginning, that He sent his son into the world to accomplish, and that He expects us to continue living out in the world!