Advent series – Peace

Jan McGaffin

Our PEACE is found in GOD and his son JESUS CHRIST

Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Gods PEACE is very important for keeping our lives BALANCED

BALANCE

Philippians 4:7  (NIV)

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

John 16:33 New International Version (NIV)

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

When we have God’s PEACE IN us, we can share it with others

SHARE YOUR PEACE

James 3:17-18 (NIV)

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

Matthew 5:9 New International Version (NIV)

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Luke 10:6-10 (NIV)

If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you.

Promote peace wherever you find yourself.  BE a person of peace by making time and space for Gods peace to dwell in you.

John 14:27  (NIV)

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

God’s PEACE gives us balance

His peace goes beyond our understanding

His peace guards our hearts and minds

The world brings trouble but he has overcome the world

He is trustworthy!

Share God’s PEACE

BE a person of peace by making time and space for God’s peace to dwell in you. No shortcuts!

How can we do this?  How do you do this?


Easter – Peacemakers

I love Easter. Many of my happiest childhood memories are Easter memories. Being a preacher’s kid this was the time of year we left the city and went to Easter camps and conventions. I got to hang out near the beach with my best friend Nigel, who lived in another part of England. Nigel and I got up to all sorts of mischief – we locked all the toilet doors in the two storey convention building on the inside, then climbed out the windows and slid down the drain pipes; we saw streakers undressing behind some sheds by the beach, so we threw all their clothes into thick gorse bushes; I overindulged in Easter eggs, then went on a fairground ride, that all resulted in an interesting mess on my parents bed – happy days! And, in my memory at least, the sun shone every day. Continue reading “Easter – Peacemakers”