Divine Disruption – Pt. 4 – Peace
Dave Riddle – 12/24/2017
Key Passages: Luke 2:13-14, John 14:27, 16:33, 20:19, Colossians 3:15a, Romans 12:16, Hebrews 12:14, Philippians 4:6-9, Isaiah 26:3, Galatians 5:22-23, Matthew 5:9, 10:34
eirēnē (Greek: εἰρήνη) – a state of rest, denoting the absence or end of strife. It refers to a state of untroubled, I disturbed well-being. Peace; a state of natural tranquility.
It’s a feature of Jesus’ birth
- Luke 2:14
- God brought us peace through Jesus.
- “eirēnē” is God’s desire for your life.
It’s a recurring theme of His death and resurrection
- John 14:27
- John 16:33
- His death and ascension didn’t bring anxiety, but peace!
It’s an invitation
- John 14:27
- An invitation to something the world cannot give… true peace.
An invitation and a calling
- Colossians 3:15a
- Romans 12:16
- Everything… everyone
- Hebrews 12:14
- Strive, pursue, chase after with a great deal of intensity.
- Make it your ambition!
It’s a byproduct of faith and followership
- Philippians 4:6
- Don’t worry about anything…
- Philippians 4:9
It becomes your spiritual leaning
- Galatians 5:22
It brings God’s blessing
- Matthew 5:9
- “Blessed are the peacemakers …”
- “don’t suppose that I have come to bring peace (eirēnē) on earth…”
- The gospel brings division. It’s a stumbling block for some, nonsense to others – but for believers – the gospel brings peace.
It can’t always be realized
- without Jesus there is no peace.