Living in Peace

We wrapped up the Real Life series yesterday at CrossWay with a message called “Living in Peace.”  We talked about several verses that help us live in peace with each other.  There are things we can do to promote peace with other people, and there are ways we can restore peace once it’s been broken.

Verses we read include 1 Thessalonians 5:13-15; Ephesians 4:29-32; Proverbs 27:5-6; Psalm 141:3; Luke 6:31; Proverbs 28:13; James 5:16; and Proverbs 12:20.

These passages of Scripture teach us that we can live in peace with others by treating them as we want to be treated, and speaking to build others up instead of tear them down.

When a relationship has been damaged by conflict, peace can be restored when we accept responsibility for our wrong, confront others in love, refuse to hold a grudge, and forgive.

We closed the worship service by sharing in Communion to celebrate the peace with God that we have through Jesus Christ.

Next week begins the Christmas season, and we’ll launch a new series called “Are You Ready for Christmas?”

Hard to believe it’s already Christmastime again!

Published in: on November 24, 2008 at 1:54 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Indeed, forgiveness is the work of God; and when it is manifested in its fullness it is Peace!

    Your post reminds me of a thought that I shared some time ago on this subject. Perhaps you would like to read it. Here’s the link to it: An Opportunity to Forgive and be Forgiven

    Blessings to you…
    Chris Esty
    The Bible Post

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