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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

The Peace-Maker

Those That Would Be Bless Are The Peacemaker

Charles e Whisnant, Pastor/ Expositional Teacher of the Word of God
Rivers of Joy Baptist Minford, Ohio July 05 2015

Luke 6 and Matthew 5

A  The Meaning of Peace: Righteousness

The Divine Perspective on Peace:  It is more than the absence of something, it is the presence of something .  Peace is must stopping ware peace is creating righteousness that brings enemies together in love.

James 3:17, Hebrews 12:14; Psalms 88:10'  Matthew 1:34, Jude 5.  Luke 12:51-53

Where there is real peace there is righteousness because that resolves the issue.

2A  The Menace to Peace:  Sin.

What is it that hinders peace?  Jeremiah 17:9; Isaiah 48:22; Isaiah 57:21; Jeremiah 8:11; James 3:18

    Peace is not be be found in our human reason or in our circumstances.

3A  The Maker of Peace: God.

First Corinthians 14:33, Romans 15:33  Peace belongs to God, not to man at all.  Ephesians 2:14, Colossians 1:20

Jesus is our peace maker.  Galatians 5:22  The fruit of the Spirit is peace.  Jeremiah 29:11, John 16:33

Peace in our hearts is the calmness that comes because God has wrong His righteousness there and the war is over.

4A  The Messengers of Peace: Believers

    Matthew 5:9; First Corinthians 9:15; Second 5:18-19, Colossians 4:5; Philippians 4, Ephesians 6:16

A peacemaker is one who has made peace with God himself.

A peacemaker will help other make peace with God,.

A peacemaker is one who helps other make peace with men. First Peter 5:21-23, Matthew 5:44;  Romans 12:18; Mark 9:50

5A  The Merit of Peace: Eternal  Sonship

They shall be called the sons of God. That is nice right?