Week 4 – Jeff Maness – December 16, 2018
The peace Jesus gives is not found in my circumstances, it’s found in my soul. We often look for peace on the outside, but the gift of peace that Jesus came to give is found on the inside. As Prince of Peace, Jesus came to give us peace.
John 14:27a I am leaving you with a gift…
Isaiah 9:6 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Shalom = Completeness, Soundness, Wholeness.
Big Idea: The peace Jesus gives is not found in my surroundings, it’s found in my soul.
Big Question: What kind of peace does Jesus give?
Main Scripture: John 14:27
John 14:27 27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
1. Jesus gives His peace
John 14:27a (NIV) 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
2. Jesus gives a hidden peace
John 14:27a “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart.
Philippians 4:6-7 6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. 2
John 14:27b 27b And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.
3. Jesus gives a heavenly peace.
Not in objects which men commonly pursue – pleasure, fame, wealth. Not in the flattering words or empty salutations that people of the world give. Not in the systems of philosophy and or false religion. His peace meets all the wants of the soul. How desirable, in a world of anxiety and care, to possess this peace! — Albert Barnes Commentary
4. Jesus gives a helping peace.
John 14:27c So (because of this peace) don’t be troubled or afraid.
John 16:33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.