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: ερνη) – 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 …”

Matthew 10:34

  • “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.