Presentation on theme: "1 World Peace John 20:19-21 Peace with God Peace of God Messengers of Peace."— Presentation transcript:
1 World Peace John 20:19-21 Peace with God Peace of God Messengers of Peace
2 World Peace John 20:19-21 Peace with God Shalom – not just another greeting Romans 5:1 Enemies of God – Rom. 5:10; James 4:4 Peace – bought by suffering of the cross It all comes about from God
3 World Peace John 20:19-21 Peace of God Comes from knowing God is in control Philippians 4:6,7 Peace with God brings peace of God Peace of God brings right relationships Peace of God also brings Hope
4 World Peace John 20:19-21 Messengers of Peace Pattern 1 – Context: Into the world “As the Father has sent me” “As the Father has sent me” “so send I you” – John 17:18 “so send I you” – John 17:18 Pattern 2 – Purpose: To save sinners 1 Timothy 1:15 – John 6:44; to save 1 Timothy 1:15 – John 6:44; to save 1 Timothy 1:15 – Matt. 9:13; sinners 1 Timothy 1:15 – Matt. 9:13; sinners
5 World Peace John 20:19-21 Messengers of Peace Pattern 3 – Goal: To glorify God To glorify the Father – John 17:4 To glorify the Father – John 17:4 To glorify the Son – John 17:10 To glorify the Son – John 17:10
6 John Stott’s Quote: “I personally believe that our failure to obey the implications of this command is the greatest weakness of evangelical Christians in the field of evangelism today. We do not identify. We believe so strongly (and rightly) in proclamation, that we tend to proclaim our message from a distance. We sometimes appear like people who shout advice to drowning men from the safety of the seashore. We do not dive in to rescue them. We are afraid of getting wet, and indeed of greater perils than this. But Jesus Christ did not broadcast salvation from the sky.
7 John Stott – contd. He visited us in great humility …. We cannot give up preaching, for proclamation is of the essence of salvation. Yet true evangelism, evangelism that is modeled on the ministry of Jesus, is not proclamation without identification any more than it is identification without proclamation. Evangelism involves both together.” John R. Stott, "The Great Commission" in One Race, One Gospel, One Task, Official Reference Volumes of the World Congress on Evangelism, 1966 (Minneapolis, World Wide Publications, 1967) Vol.1 pages 39-41
8 World Peace John 20:19-21 Application Do you know that you have peace with God through the Cross of Calvary? Does the peace of God rule your heart and mind?
9 World Peace John 20:19-21 Application Are your doors to world peace closed? Doors of isolation? Doors of anonymity? Doors of superficiality?