Run for peace?

The author of the book of Hebrews has an interesting choice of words in Hebrews 12:14, when he literally tells us to run after peace.​ Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. The same word translated “strive for” in this setting is translated elsewhere as… Continue reading Run for peace?

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Hope for Peace

The story for the people!

A very wise man posted a comment on my Facebook page recently. He said “Can you imagine life without hope?” I remembered reading this from Romans 5… Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have also obtained access into this… Continue reading Hope for Peace

Words to live by today

Marks of the True Christian: “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.… Continue reading Words to live by today

Peace

We’re working through the fruit of the Spirit in Sunday School. This week the study is on peace. What a great study. It would be a study in itself to look at the hymnology on the subject. One of the songs I found is relatively new, and is aimed at kids, but the teaching is… Continue reading Peace

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When things don’t go as planned

We recently returned from a vacation in Europe with our thirteen year old granddaughter. It was the trip of a lifetime for us, and I hope for her as well. It was wonderful to get to know her more, and to see the young woman God is making in her. We anticipated a smooth trip,… Continue reading When things don’t go as planned

Perfect Peace

Great words of peace and comfort from Isaiah this morning: You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:3-4 (ESV) Reminds me of a chorus we used to sing, written by Vivian… Continue reading Perfect Peace

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I Am His and He Is Mine

We sang this hymn in church tonight.  What a wonderful affirmation of God’s love for us and our position with Him.  This is one of my all time favorite hymn texts, written by George Robinson, and the traditional music by James Mountain fits the text perfectly. Loved with everlasting love, Led by grace that love… Continue reading I Am His and He Is Mine

More peace – abundant peace

Remember Isaiah quoted God as saying “There is no peace for the wicked” and Paul said that “He (Jesus) himself is our peace”. The Psalmist follows these same lines in Psalm 37, and even manages to provide a concept Jesus will use in one of His sermons recorded in Matthew.  In Psalm 37:10-11 we read… Continue reading More peace – abundant peace