As the Lord Jesus walked this earth ministering to and teaching His disciples and followers, He revealed to them that He was going to die. Jesus, our Messiah, our Savior, sacrificed himself to bring eternal salvation to those who believe upon His name. The Lord also revealed that He was going away and that ultimately His Kingdom is not of this earthly world. Upon hearing this the disciples were confused, disheartened, and greatly troubled. The Lord Jesus then began to share with them more about His peace.
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So do not be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27 (NLT)
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:1-3 (NIV)
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NLT)
Let the Peace of Christ Rule in Your Hearts
Our partners use these Jesus’s stories and parables word for word from the Bible and the stories of “God’s Peace” become favorites. God’s promise of peace is not only in the stories of Jesus’ life as recorded in the Gospels. It is also found throughout Scripture, inspired by the Holy Spirit, written by His disciples.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15 (NIV)
True peace cannot be found without experiencing the one true God, accepting His son Jesus and His eternal salvation, and trusting in God’s sovereign will and plan for you. His peace comes as you accept Him and trust Him each day of your life. Are you ready to find the peace you seek and desire? It is there waiting for you.
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