Life in Hope

The world is a fearful and unsatisfying place without the hope of eternal life with Jesus. Apart from the expectation that comes from the hope of heaven, our world is without cause for peace, celebration, or joy. There is life in hope. There is joy in hope. There is purpose in hope. Hope is to be...
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Jesus is the Best Thing

Of all the wonders our Creator provides us, boundless and unadulterated relationship with Jesus vastly exceeds them all. Jesus is the best thing we will ever know. His love restores, satisfies, transforms, and heals. His grace empowers and brings transcendent peace. His nearness resolves the grea...
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Being a Person of Peace

One of the highest callings of God on the lives of his children is to be peacemakers. This world has no reason to have peace or give peace. While people are at war within themselves, striving to satisfy longings that can only be satisfied in God, we cannot expect them to bring peace around them. ...
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Peace in the Spirit

Ephesians 4:30 says, "And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption." In the Holy Spirit, we have relationship with a God who feels, has joy and grief, is happy and unhappy, and has real thoughts and desires for the way we live our lives. The...
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Peace in All Circumstances

Verses telling of the peace available to us in all circumstances are some of the most encouraging and powerful truths of Scripture. God longs for us to be children marked by the peace of our Father. He longs for us to have peace in the good and bad times because he remains faithful and good, alwa...
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Peace in Relationships

Relationships are one of the parts of life that can most rob us of our peace in the Holy Spirit. Our lives are all in some way impacted by one another. If I am counting on someone and they don't come through, it can profoundly impact my circumstances. If I truly love someone and they wound, negle...
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A Peaceful Thought-Life

Your thought-life can either be a place of peace and life or a source of immense internal struggle and despair. It's our thoughts that the enemy tries to affect with half-truths and outright lies. It's our thoughts that are the gateway to our emotions and actions. And it's our thoughts our loving...
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Peace is a Fruit

Living with true peace can only be done by allowing the Holy Spirit to bear the fruit of his presence in our lives. Galatians 5:23-23 says, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no l...
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The Prince of Peace

We serve a God who is the author, giver, and sustainer of peace. Isaiah 9:6 prophesied about Christ by saying, "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Pri...
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Being a Carrier of Joy

As disciples of Jesus, we are to carry the joy of our salvation everywhere we go. You and I have the power to change atmospheres on earth with the joy of the Spirit. We have the power to brighten people's days, break off heaviness, and lead people to a deeper revelation of the goodness of our Lor...
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