“Kingdom Come”, Sermon on the Mount Series: Seventh Lesson, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matt 5:9
January 24, 2020

“Kingdom Come”, Sermon on the Mount Series: Seventh Lesson, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matt 5:9

Preacher:
Series:
Passage: Matthew 5.9
Service Type:

“Kingdom Come”

Sermon on the Mount Series: Seventh Lesson

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matt 5:9

Matt 5.9 Slides

  • QUESTION: What impact is the series having on your faith so far?

Peacemakers:

  • Not appeasers
  • Not peacekeepers
  • QUESTION: “What is the difference between peacekeeping and peacemaking?”

1. Peacemaking in the Bible

  • God
  • Sending his prophets, the ‘covenant-enforcers’
  • Bringing his people back, Zech 8.8, 10.10 (search “bring them back” and similar phrases)
  1. Jesus
  • From enemies to friends: Eph 2.11-22, Col 1:20.
  • Peter’s restoration: Matt 26.74, Luke 22.32, John 21.
  1. Paul
  • Corinth: Starts church (Acts 18); Sends a letter (lost, 1 Cor 5.9); Chloe writes to say all is not well (1 Cor 1.11; 7:1); Paul sends Timothy with a letter (1 Corinthians 4:17; 16:10); Paul visits (2 Corinthians 2:1; 12:14); Paul sends Titus with a letter (lost, 2 Corinthians 2:4, 12ff; 7:5-8); Paul sends another letter (2 Corinthians); On his way to Jerusalem Paul visits Corinth (Achaia) to collect money for poor Christians in Judaea (Rom 15.25-27).
  • Philemon: Case study for personal study.

2. Peacemaking in life

[See the more extended notes in the additional handout for this verse]

  1. It’s costly
    1. Time: listening to people
    2. Energy: physical, emotional
    3. Spiritually: prayer
  1. It’s worth it
    1. God at work creating something beautiful
    2. Rewards of becoming more like Jesus

QUESTION: “What situations has God provided in which you could act as a peacemaker?” “Both for people to find peace with God, and for people to find peace with one another?”

How can you develop a peacemaking spirit? Reflect on the peace you have with God, Matthew 18.21-35. Pray the beatitudes.

QUESTION: How will this verse affect the way you live this week?

 

Thank you for listening to this podcast. You can find more episodes in our feed. Our web site is http://www.tvcoc.org.
Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community.
Do you have a question about the Bible or the Christian faith? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send us your questions or suggestions. Here’s the email: tvcochrist@gmail.com.
Thanks again for listening. Have a super day.
God bless,
Malcolm

Download Files Notes Bulletin