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Summary: A presentation concerning the Peace of God in our lives, with a view to a more complete understanding and a fuller experience.

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THE PEACE OF GOD

I PEACE IS A CREATION OF HEAVEN

a. WE LISTEN TO HIS VOICE

I Corinthians 14:33 God is not a God of confusion, but of peace. [ASV]

b. WE LEAN ON HIS PROMISE

Psalm 85:8 I will listen to you, LORD God, because you promise peace to those who are faithful land no longer foolish. [CEV]

II PEACE IS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CROSS

a. IT COMES THROUGH HIS STRIPES

Isaiah 53:5 He was wounded and crushed for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace. He was whipped, and we were healed! [NLT]

b. IT COMES THROUGH HIS SACRIFICE

Colossians 1:20 God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace . . . by means of his blood on the cross. [NLT]

III PEACE IS CENTRED IN CHRIST

a. HE IS THE ORIGIN

Ephesians 2:14 For Christ is our living peace. [JBP]

b. HE AIDS THE ONGOING

II Thessalonians 3:16 may the Lord of peace personally give you peace at all times and in all ways. [JBP]

IV PEACE IS COMPLETED BY FAITH

a. KNOWING JUSTIFICATION BRINGS US PEACE

Romans 5:1 since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, [NIV]

b. JOY COMES WITH PEACE

Romans 15:13 May the hope–inspiring God so fill you with perfect joy and peace through your continuing faith, that you may bubble over with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. [Williams]

V PEACE IS A CULMINATION OF FRUIT-BEARING

a. FRUITFUL GROWTH IS A RESULT

Galatians 5:22 The fruit of the Spirit is . . . peace, [NIV]

b. FRUITFUL GAIN IS A REALITY

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, [NIV]

VI PEACE IS A CONDITIONAL PROVISION

a. HOLY SPIRIT CONTROLLED THOUGHTS

Romans 8:6 If the Holy Spirit controls your mind, there is life and peace. [NLT]

b. OUR SPIRIT COMPLETELY TRUSTING

Isaiah 26:3 You, LORD, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you. [GNB]


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