“Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it. “ Psalms 34:14
Continuing his series on the Fruit of the Spirit, our pastor’s topic of the day was Keeping your Peace.
Entered here are some gleanings from his sermon.
The third fruit of the spirit is Peace. All fruit comes from the tree or vine, and all the fruit of the Spirit is found in Jesus. It is impossible to separate the 9 fruit because they are all in ONE yet they are all different. Jesus is all in all and ever perfect.
Jesus taught in John 15:4, “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me."
Peace is often difficult to describe. “Peace passes all understanding.” “We see through a glass darkly.”
Pastor mentioned three types of Peace:
1. Peace with God
2. Peace with our fellowman
3. Peace within our selves.
Simeon the Priest stated that He had seen God’s Peace and God’s Salvation when he viewed the baby Jesus. Salvation brings us peace with God.
Jesus taught, “Love One Another” and this will bring us peace with our brethren.
“Peace I give you, not as the world gives.” We have peace through our faith and trust in Jesus which brings us inner peace. His peace.
2Corinthians 5:19 God was IN Christ reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Paul began all his letters with Peace be unto you, Jesus said to the storm, Peace be still, Jesus appeared unto His disciples after his resurrection and said, “Peace be with you.”
The cross won our victory. Some one has said, about our sins, that God has perfect amnesia, and remembers our sins no more. Your sins were wiped away; we now have Love, Joy, and Peace. Sow to the spirit and reap everlasting life and the Peace of God.
(Jesus) Yeshua is called Sar shalom, Prince of Peace, which perfectly describes the ministry and personality of our Messiah (Isaiah 9:6).
In other words, the word shalom is a mighty blessing!
Shalom!! Peace be with you!
This post is linked to: Michelle's Graceful site - - Hear it on Sunday, Use it on Monday at: http://www.michellederusha.com/2011/10/hear-it-on-sunday-use-it-on-monday_17.html