Surprising Qualities of a Peacemaker + Two Minutes

Surprising Qualities of a Peacemaker
Pastor Adrian Rogers

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” - Matthew 5:9

I remember reading about a preacher boy who was in a class in a liberal college and the professor said, “Christians ought never to have any enemies. We ought never to be controversial.” Then he said, “What we need to do is to follow the example of Jesus.”

The boy lifted his hand and asked, “If Jesus Christ was so beautifully tactful and diplomatic, how did He manage to get Himself crucified?”

Peace is not appeasement. It is a right relationship with God that leads to a right relationship with self and guides us into right relationships with others. Literally, peace is a fruit of righteousness. It is the righteousness of God ruling and reigning in your heart.

Read Hebrews 12:14. Are there conflicts which you can resolve by becoming a peacemaker? If so, confidently place your hand in His and bring peace.

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Two Minutes
by Naomi Ragen

The festivities for Israel's 65th Independence Day are in full swing.  But for us in Israel, before the hora dancing, the plastic hammers, and the fireworks, there are the sirens.  Two minutes of time to stand and think. 

First, the siren goes off for Holocaust Memorial Day. It stops traffic. We get out on the highway, eyes closed, hearts heavy. The scenes rip through our souls: emaciated bodies in piles, starving children in rags, family members ripped apart and sent to their death in factory-like settings conceived by meticulous...

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