Peace House – How can a home bring peace to a neighborhood?
Peace – a state of being in good health: able to function at full capacity, able to rest, and free from conflict or danger in every area of your life and in every relationship.
“Since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.” Romans 5:1
“This righteousness will bring peace. Yes, it will bring quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in safety, quietly at home. They will be at rest.” Isaiah 32:17-18
Receiving forgiveness for yourself and giving forgiveness to others (those in your home).
Personal Salvation – receiving forgiveness and then “forgive us as we forgive,” Luke 11:4
“Since our friendship with God was restored by the death of His Son while we were still His enemies, we will certainly be saved by the life of His Son.” Romans 5:10
“Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9
“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.” Matthew 6:14-15
“If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won the person back.” Matthew 18:15
Forgiveness – extending the grace & mercy of Father God, through Jesus, to those who have hurt us despite the fact that they don’t deserve it. Letting go of our right to punish that person.
God cares about what you have suffered. He will punish the guilty. He will forgive the repentant who rely on Jesus.
What promise are we making when we forgive?
“I will not:
– dwell on this incident.
– bring up this incident again and use it against you.
– talk to others about this incident.
– let this incident stand between us or hinder our personal relationship.”
“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” “Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” “Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.” “For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.” Colossians 3:12-15
What do I do?
- Receive forgiveness by faith in Jesus
- Ask God for help
- Follow the directions