Sunday, June 12, 2022

The Peace of God

 Temple Baptist Church - 6-12-2022

John 14:23-27




A. In the context of our verses for this morning, we find the Lord Jesus Christ, just before His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension, helping His disciples to adapt to what was going to transpire. Heretofore, Our Lord had been with His disciples day and night for 3 ½ years.


B. They knew His Person, His presence, His provision, and His protection. Now, they would see Him no more. In verse 1, our Lord began this discourse with the words "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me."


1. In these words, we find a Possible Condition: "your heart be troubled." Troubled hearts are not the will of God for the lives of His children.


2. In these words, we find a Personal Choice: "Let not your." Troubled hearts are something that we personally allow.


3. In these words, we find a Path Clear: "Ye believe in God … believe also in me." The Lord wants us to find our peace in Him, not our circumstances!


C. When we get down to the end of the chapter, we find promised peace that comes from the Lord in His physical absence. Verse 27 is an important one!


"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."


1. A peace that is available: "peace I leave with you." Since our Lord left us that peace, there was no space of time when it was not available!


2. A peace that is accessible: "my peace I give unto you." That peace can only come from the Lord Jesus Christ.


3. A peace that is assuring: "not troubled … neither afraid."

D. There is a difference between peace with God and the peace of God. You can have one and not the other! Things That Will Bring Peace To Your Soul!


1. Peace with God comes through assurance of Salvation. Colossians 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.


2. The Peace of God comes through total Surrender. Isaiah 32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.


3. Peace Comes Through Loving The Scripture - Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.


4. Peace Comes Through A Right Attitude About Oneself - Psalms 37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.


5. Peace Comes Through Following The Righteous - Psalms 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.


6. Peace Comes Through Embracing Wisdom - 2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,


7. Peace Comes Through Meditating Upon The Lord - Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.


8. Peace Comes Through Making Peace - James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.


2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

1 Thessalonians 5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.


9. Peace Comes Through Taking Your Burdens To The Lord - Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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