Grace Lutheran Church & School | MD




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Apr 23, 2017



Passage: John 20:19-31

Preacher: Charles Long

Series: Real and Eternal Life

Category: Christian Life

Keywords: eternal, john, life, peace, real


Part of Real and Eternal Life is peace. Peace is only possible among peaceful people. Jesus came to make us peaceful.


I. Peace is only possible among peaceful people.

“Peace is not an absence of war; it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.” Baruch Spinoza (d.1677)

“Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can only come to peaceful people.” Jawaharlal Nehru (d. 1964)

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” Jesus Christ (John 14:27)

“Peace be with you.” Jesus Christ (John 20:19)

II. We have to unlearn hate and learn peace.

American Spiritual Song…”I ain’t gonna study war no more.”

South Pacific (Rogers and Hammerstein)…writing of hatred they say, “…you have to be carefully taught.”

III. Learning Peace from Christ

  • Presence (John 20:19a)
  • Promise (John 20:19b and 21)
  • Purchased (John 20:20)
  • Purpose (John 20:21)
  • Power (John 20:22)
  • Pardon (John 20:23)