Summary: Having Peace with God, The Peace of God, Peace From God, Peace in the World
Wednesday, June 21, 2000
4 ASPECTS OF PEACE
John 14: 22-31
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
First, peace with God
Ro 5:1 ¶ Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Being justified by faith he has peace with God.
God cannot be at peace with a sinner.
Justification takes away the guilt,
Jesus Christ is the great Peace-maker, the Mediator between God and man.
Ro 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
Ro 15:13 ¶ Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Eph 2:14 ¶ For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition [between us];
:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, [even] the law of commandments [contained] in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, [so] making peace;
:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
We can have peace with God.
Second, peace from God
Ro 1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called [to be] saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul used these words in his epistles PEACE FROM GOD
Peace: 1) a state of tranquillity
1a) Exemption from the rage and havoc of war
True peace can only come from God.
Text John 14: 27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Peace does not come from an unstable world, the only thing that is stable is the ROCK of AGES.
He is the Rock that does not roll.
True Peace comes from God above.
Third, PEACE OF GOD
Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
An inward peace, when you have peace with God, you now obtain the PEACE OF GOD.
Have peace in Christ, while they have tribulation in the world.
He is the God of peace, not confusion
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Be careful for nothing The carefulness the apostle speaks of, is being anxious for worldly things,
Saints should not be anxiously, or in a distressing manner concerned for the things of this world but be content, whether they have less or more;
Nor be over pressed with what befalls them, but should cast their care upon the Lord, and carry every case to him, and leave it there:
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Fourth, Peace on Earth
Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.