Victor Dias
October 29, 2017
Victor Dias
Pastor & Elder

Passage

Matthew 5:9

Jesus came to suffer and sacrifice himself. It requires wisdom to be a peacemaker like Jesus. Christ gave up his rights for the sake of peace. Peacemakers offer peace from a position of strength. It is a gift Jesus didn't have to offer, but we must first lay down our rebellion (repent) before we can accept it (there is no deal-making because we aren't equals to be able to demand anything). 

We must be in the Ministry of Reconciliation and be Jesus' ambassadors, bringing the gospel to everyone. If you really want peace you must get right (be at peace) with God.

Peace is not appeasement (peace at any cost), do not compromise the truth or your obedience to God. We will not always be able to achieve peace (there will be those who prosecute), but we should make every effort to pursue it.