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Summary: In light of terrorist threats, possible nuclear war, the threat of economic collapse, and denuci- ation of Christians and Christian values, we des- perately need peace with God.

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CHRIST:OUR PEACE

Text-Ephesians 2:14

"For he is our peace..."

Introduction-

We are now living in one of the most trying times

our nation has ever faced. There are threats of

terrorist activities in our homeland, fears of

nuclear war globally, and increasing denuciation

of Christians and Christian values. Many American

families have loved ones "in harm’s way" in Iraq,

and never have we sensed such a loss of the feeling

of safety and security. Yet, these are also times

for Christianity to triumph, and for Christians to

bear a bold witness to our Lord, and His saving

grace. In Him, we have peace.

It ought to be evident that we cannot find peace

in science, scientists predict nothing but gloom

if global war should occur. There is no peace in

technology, for our greatest gadgets might fail

to provide us any protection. There is no peace

in new age philosophies, or humanistic ideology.

There is One and only One who can give us peace,

and that is Christ.

He is the Prince of Peace. He holds the world in

His hands, and He has unlimited power. In John

14:27, when Jesus was about to leave this earth,

and return to His Father, He spoke these words

to His disciples:

"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."

1.We can find peace in our relationship with Him, if

we know Him by faith.

Luke 7:50-"And he said unto the woman, ’Thy faith

hath sasved thee; go in peace.’"

Our souls are always in urest until they rest in

Jesus. He is our peace. He can give us a calm

in the midst of the storms of our life that no

other can.

Colossians 1:20-"And having made peace through the

blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things

unto himself;..."

Romans 5:1-"Therefore being justified by faith,

we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus

Christ."

2.We can have peace through his words, for in his

Word we find hope and assurance.

John 16:33-"These things have I spoken unto you,

that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye

shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I

have overcome the world."

1st Thessalonians 4:16-17

"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven

with a shout, with the voice of the archangel

and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ

shall rise first: Then we which are alive and

remain shall be caught up together with them

in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and

so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore

comfort one another with these words."

Everything may be caving in around us, gloom and

despair may fill the airwaves, but in Him, we have

peace.

3.We can have peace and comfort through His Holy

Spirit.

"Then had the churches rest throughout all Judea

and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and

walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort

of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied."

Yes, peace seems to have vacated our world, but

with Christ in our hearts, we can have peace with

God, a peace that passes all understanding(Philipp-

ians 4:7). His peace does not come and go, it

settles deep within our hearts and souls. How


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