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“PEACEMAKER” eirenopoios {i-ray-nop-oy-os'} One that love peace; one that practices peace; one that brings about peace.

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1. Make Peace among family members and other associates.

A). THE PEACEMAKER IS ONE THAT:

1. HAS AN ATTENTIVE HEART:

(Matt 5:8) “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”

2. IS A RESPONSIVE LISTENER:

(Rom. 12:18) “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;”

3. HAS HEAVENLY MINDFULNESS:

(James 3:17) “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”

4. IS AWARE OF PRAYFUL ACCOUNTABILITY:

(I Tim 2:1-2) “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”

5. HAS RESPONSIVE WISE UNDERSTANDING:

(Proverbs 11:12) He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

B). Blessings of Peace Makers

1. More happiness

2. More friends

3. More love

4. More pleasing to God

5. Better health - better attitude

2. Let’s Recognize Some Enemies of Peace:

A. Envy and jealousy

B. Selfishness

C. Covetousness

D. Uncontrolled anger

E. Unwise talk

F. Disrespect for people and things

G. Lust for authority -- bossiness

H. Anger (uncontrolled anger)

3. Some Ingredients for making peace:

A. "A soft answer turns away anger." (Prov. 15:1)

B. Feeling satisfaction at success of others' defeats

C. A generous spirit overcomes covetousness

D. Tongue control prevents evil words.

4. A Peaceful Heart Overcomes:

A. Hostility between people

B. The "air" of atmosphere is cleared of tension

C. Anxiety of the mind

D. Strained relationships

E. Bitter attitudes

5. SOME WAYS WE MAY GROW IN PEACE:

A. We will grow spiritually if we:

1. Listen to the Lord…Holy Spirit.

2. Read God’s Word Systematically.

3. Have Regularly Scheduled Prayer Times.

4. Apply God’s Word Literally in my daily living.

B. Others may grow spiritually if we help them:

1. Praying for them.

2. Show our love and concern for them.

3. Are an example of Christ to them.

4. By not being a hindrance in their growth process.

5. By being eager to help them grow by teaching them.

"Are You A Peace Maker?"


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