The Hunger for Peace [Hungry for God]

During Lent at Eastbrook Church, we continue to explore the soul-deep hungers in our lives planted there by God in order to lead us to Himself. The series, “Hungry for God,” parallels the season of Lent, and has a companion daily devotional that you can access here.

This weekend I explored the hunger for peace. There were so many ways we could approach this topic. In fact just a short while ago, I preached on Jesus as the Prince of Peace. However, this weekend, I decided to focus in on Jesus’ Passion and the journey from the triumphal entry to the cross and beyond to the resurrection. I asked: how does Jesus’ Passion related to the peace He promised to bring?

You can view the message video and sermon outline below. You can follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)

The Hunger for Peace

 

 

Jesus and the Gift of Peace (John 14:27; 20:19-20)

The brewing conflict amidst apparent peace as Jesus enters Jerusalem (John 12)

The promise of peace (John 14:25-31; 16:33)

The engagement with conflict from the Garden to the Cross (John 17-19)

The realization of peace (John 20:19-20)

 

Living with Peace

Entering into the peace of Christ ourselves (John 16:33; 20:19-20)

Speaking the message of peace in Christ to others (Isaiah 52:7; Romans 10:15)

Cultivating peace with others relationally (Romans 12:18)

Making peace in a conflicted world (Matthew 5:9; James 3:18)

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