May 26, 2019 | Multiply

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MULTIPLY | MULTIPLY PEACE

JUDE 1:2 MAY MERCY, PEACE, AND LOVE BE MULTIPLIED TO YOU

KEY SCRIPTURES

Peace (Shalom) is a covenant from God.

Isaiah 54:10 For the mountains may depart
    and the hills be removed,
but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,
    and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,”
    says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

New Covenant of Peace (Shalom)

Ephesians 2:12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.

Mark 4:35 That day, at evening, Jesus said to his followers, “Come with me across the lake.” 36 So they left the crowd behind and went with Jesus in the boat he was already in. There were also other boats that went with them. 37 A very bad wind came up on the lake. The waves were coming over the sides and into the boat, and it was almost full of water. 38 Jesus was inside the boat, sleeping with his head on a pillow. The followers went and woke him. They said, “Teacher, don’t you care about us? We are going to drown!”

39 Jesus stood up and gave a command to the wind and the water. He said, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind stopped, and the lake became calm.

40 He said to his followers, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

41 They were very afraid and asked each other, “What kind of man is this? Even the wind and the water obey him!”

The Lord is at hand, talk to him!

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Sometimes He calms the storm
With a whispered “Peace, be still.”
He can settle any sea,
But it doesn’t mean He will.

Sometimes He holds us close
And lets the wind and waves go wild;
Sometimes He calms the storm,
And other times He calms His child.

KEY POINTS

  • The Hebrew word for Peace is Shalom (to be restored to wholeness).
  • Gods Shalom Peace is a covenant Promise found in the old testament and realized through Jesus in the new.
  • This Peace surpasses our understanding (Circumstance).
  • Shalom is realized in relationship with Christ, We are never left alone.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. When do you experience a lack of Peace
  2. How does Shalom differ from the English definition of Peace?
  3. Can you relate to failing to remember that God promises you his presence?
  4. How will you apply the Pastors Message of Shalom?

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