“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:9

Dear Friends,

Peace, an experience we all crave . . .

Peace, a prerequisite for happiness . . .

Peace, a fruit of the Holy Spirit . . .

Peace, a reality to be worked for, or ‘made’ . . .

Peace, a gift from Jesus (John 14:27) . . .

Jesus offers us Peace.

Peace with God . . . by trusting in Christ’s death on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins (Romans 5:1)

Peace of God . . . which surpasses all comprehension (Philippians 4:6,7)

Peace with Others . . . by obeying Jesus’ clear teachings about how to resolve conflict and ‘Make Peace’.

(Either  “Go” per Matthew 18:15-17,

“Go” per Matthew 5:23-26,

or   “Let Go” per Matthew 7:12 & 1 Peter 4:8)

War, Division, Dissension, Disunity, Disharmony & broken relationships are all products of the ways of the world and the activity of Satan and sin.

Peace in Christ’s church and the lives of His disciples is the evidence of the truth of His Gospel (John 17:23).

What decision would you have to make to become a Peace Maker?

The Requirement? Prayer for God’s help, rigorous self-examination, brutal honesty with yourself and others, and more prayer for God’s help.

The Reward? Peace.

In Jesus’ love, and for God’s glory,

Pastor Tim Sir