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An Offer of Peace
Bible Text: John 14:18-31 | Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: An Offer of Peace, John
Recap of 12/30/12 (John 14:18-31):
1. Jesus offers peace to His disciples. Something which the world cannot give. The world can give fame, status, wealth, and pleasure. It can offer the diversions of great cause or great sin but it cannot offer peace.
2. “the peace which the world offers us is the peace of escape, the peace which comes from the avoidance of trouble and from refusing to face things. The peace which Jesus offers us is the peace of conquest. No experience of life can ever take it from us and no sorrow, no danger, no suffering, can ever make it less. It is independent of outward circumstances.” (William Barclay) This peace is not based upon “exemption from conflict and trial,” but on confidence in God’s love and care.
3. “This peace was the quietness that would come to their hearts from trusting God and from knowing that He was in control of all events that touched their lives.” (J. Dwight Pentecost)
4. Satan’s hold on men is established through sin and death (Hebrews 2:14-15). Since Jesus was sinless, Satan had no hold over Him.
5. We will have peace if we are…
-yielded to the Holy Spirit’s control
-being obedient to Christ’s Word
-living by faith and not by our wits
-resisting sin, confessing sin