Icebreaker: What for you is the most peaceful place on earth? Why?
Read Matthew 5:9
What are the differences between peacekeeping and peacemaking? Who are people in your life who practice peacemaking? How have you practiced peacemaking in your life? What keeps us from practicing peacemaking? What does peacemaking have to do with being children of God?
Read Ephesians 2:14-18
What does this passage say Jesus accomplished through the cross? What does that peace look like for us? What groups are strongly divided in our culture? Where can we be peacemakers in those situations?
Read Matthew 5:21-26
How does our anger keep us from being peacemakers? How does holding a grudge hinder our spiritual growth? Are there people that you need to forgive? How can we be supportive and encouraging to help each other be peacemakers?
How can we pray for one another?