Blessed are the Peace Makers


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Blessed are the Peace Makers

  1. 1. Blessed are the Peace Makers
  2. 2. Matthew 7:13 "Enter through thenarrow gate. For wideis the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it."
  3. 3. Matthew 7:14 "But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only afewfind it."
  4. 4. 8 Sign Posts • Blessed are thepoor in spirit ... • Blessed are those who mourn... • Blessed are themeek... • Blessed are those who hunger …for righteousness…
  5. 5. 8 Sign Posts •Blessed are themerciful, for theyshall receive mercy •Blessed are thepure in heart for theyshall see God
  6. 6. Matthew 5:9 Blessedare the peacemakers for they shall becalledsons of God.
  7. 7. James 3:17 But the wisdomthat comesfrom heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full ofmercyand good fruit, impartial and sincere.
  8. 8. 18 Peacemakers who sowin peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
  9. 9. What causes conflict?A conflict-_____ maker
  10. 10. James 4:1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don'tthey comefromyour desires that battle within you?
  11. 11. 2 You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet,but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.
  12. 12. Proverbs 13:10 Pride breeds quarrels, but wisdomis found in those whotake advice.
  13. 13. James 3:16 Forwhereyou have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and everyevil practice.
  14. 14. What a peacemaker is not:
  15. 15. What is a Peace Maker? _______ James 1:19 My dear brothers, take note ofthis: Everyone shouldbequick to listen, slow to speak and slowto becomeangry. Listener
  16. 16. What is a Peace Maker? James 1:20 … forman's anger does not bring about the righteous lifethat God desires.
  17. 17. What is a Peace Maker? ______ seeking to understand John7:24 "Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment." Learner
  18. 18. What is a Peace Maker? Proverbs 18:2 A fooltakes no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinion.
  19. 19. What is a Peace Maker? Proverbs 18:13 Hewho answers beforehe hears -it is his follyand shame.
  20. 20. What is a Peace Maker? _______ Ephesians 4:3 Make every effortto keep the unity ofthe Spirit throughthe bond of peace. Initiator
  21. 21. What is a Peace Maker? ______ - apologizefor your part Matthew 5:23 "Therefore,if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, Humble
  22. 22. What is a Peace Maker? 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and bereconciledto your brother; then come and offeryour gift.
  23. 23. What is a Peace Maker? Matthew 18:15 "If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If helistens to you, you have won your brother over."
  24. 24. What is a Peace Maker? Extendolive branchescreate ____ ____ Romans 12:19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God;for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, Iwill repay, says the Lord." good will
  25. 25. What is a Peace Maker? 20 No,"if your enemy is hungry, feed him;if he is thirsty, give him drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head." 21 Do not be overcomeby evil, but overcomeevil with good.
  26. 26. "…theyshall be called children of God."
  27. 27. they shall be called children of God Colossians 1:20 …and through himto reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by makingpeacethroughhis blood, shed on thecross.
  28. 28. Our supreme example… 1 Peter 2:20 But howis it to your credit if you receive abeating for doing wrongand endure it? But if you suffer fordoing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.
  29. 29. Our supreme example… 21 To this you were called, because Christ sufferedfor you, leaving you an examplethat you should followin his steps.
  30. 30. Our supreme example… 22 "He committed no sin,and no deceit was foundin his mouth."
  31. 31. Our supreme example… 23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered,he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himselfto him whojudges justly.
  32. 32. Our supreme example… 24 He himselfbore our sins inhis body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his woundsyou have been healed.
  33. 33. Our supreme example… 25 For you werelike sheepgoing astray, but now you have returnedto the Shepherd and Overseer ofyour souls.
  34. 34. Blessed are the Peace Makers