Disciple Up # 56
The Fruit of the Spirit – Peace
By Louie Marsh, 5-16-2018
Where We’ve Been So Far…
- The Fruit of the Spirit is love. – Pic of Orange
- To become like Jesus I must CHOOSE SPIRIT over my old nature (flesh).
- The Fruit of the Spirit is His fruit and comes by Grace.
- Joy is having God’s PERSPECTIVE on life.
- Joy doesn’t waiver because IT’S A REACTION TO GOD’S UNCHANGING GRACE.
1) Peace is not just absence of conflict, it’s about WHOLENESS.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace… Galatians 5:22 (ESV)
23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 (ESV)
The New Testament Greek word most often translated as “peace” is eirene. It has the sense of “joining what had previously been separated or disturbed.” Thus, it frequently is used to signify “setting at one; quietness; and rest.” The familiar greeting, shalom. Though it is also generally translated as a single word like peace, rest, favor, safe, health, welfare and prosperity, it has, as the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia states, “a basic meaning of totality or completeness including fulfillment, maturity, soundness, and wholeness.”
- Peace is a GIFT Jesus gives to me.
27 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. John 14:27 (ESV)
- Peace in Jesus doesn’t always MAKE SENSE to me.
7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 (ESV)
Peace Quotes: Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/peace
“All we are saying is give peace a chance” – John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band
Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace. Christie Brinkley
Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. Ronald Reagan
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. George Washington
“Nothing external to you has any power over you.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
2) As a follower of Jesus I ALREADY HAVE the peace of God.
1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1 (ESV)
- I am a child of God & he LOVES ME UNCONDITIONALLY.
1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2 (ESV)
Being forgiven by Jesus I STAND on this objective truth.
3 Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. Jude 1:3 (ESV)
3) What should I do if I don’t FEEL FORGIVEN?
- IMMERSE myself in Scripture.
5 For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? 6 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he then said to the paralytic—“Rise, pick up your bed and go home.” Matthew 9:5-6 (ESV)
- IGNORE MY FEELINGS & go with the facts of Scripture.
7 for we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 (ESV)
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” Romans 1:16-17 (ESV)
- JUST WAIT my feelings will follow my faith eventually.
16 But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 (ESV)
- RESOLVE to make Jesus my Lord, NOT my feelings!
4 Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? Romans 2:4 (ESV)
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