“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 NLT
God said, “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.” Numbers 6:27 NIV
“When Gideon realized that it was the angel of the Lord, he exclaimed, “Alas, Sovereign Lord! I have seen the angel of the Lord face to face!” But the Lord said to him, “Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die.” So Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and called it The Lord Is Peace.” Judges 6:22-24 NIV
“Jehovah Shalom ”: The Lord Is Peace
Beneﬁt: I have peace and sanctuary.
✓ Peace isn’t the absence of trouble.
“In this world you will have trouble.” John 16:33 NIV
✓ Peace is the presence of God.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.” John 16:33 NIV
✓ Peace is the conﬁdence that we overcome trouble.
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NIV
✓ Peace is trusting in God’s providence.
“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.” John 16:33 NIV
God Brings Peace
“A heart at peace gives life to the body.” Proverbs 14:30 NIV
“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
2. Entrusting Christ.
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 NIV
3. Applying truth.
“Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.” Psalms 119:165 NIV
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3 NIV
4. Consecrating actions.
“When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.” Proverbs 16:7 NIV
5. Establishing boundaries.
“If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.” Matthew 10:13 NIV