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The Marks of a Disciple

8.2.20 - Peace Out and Peace In! (Matthew 5:9)

As a Christian have you ever wondered, “What should I be doing?” Jesus points us to our vocation in Matthew 5:9. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, and part of His church, then you are called to be a peacemaker. The work of peacemaking has two primary applications. The first is vertical. As Christians, we are called to preach the gospel, wherever we go, to see unbelievers reconciled to God. In Romans 5:1 Paul writes, “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” The Great Commission is a peacemaking mission! We are to go and bring sinners into relational harmony (peace) with God by telling them the good news of Jesus Christ and calling them to repent and believe in Jesus! The second application is horizontal. The work of peacemaking applies to the local church. When believers are at odds, it is our job to bring these believers back together in fellowship (Philippians 4:2-3). The church must be marked by relational peace and unity for the sake of its witness before the watching world. We got work to do!


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8.9.20 - Persecution Pays! (Matthew 5:10) Series' 8.9.20 - Persecution Pays! (Matthew 5:10)

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7.26.20 - A Heart Devoted to Christ! (Matthew 5:8) Series' 7.26.20 - A Heart Devoted to Christ! (Matthew 5:8)

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7.19.20 - Have Mercy! (Matthew 5:7) Series' 7.19.20 - Have Mercy! (Matthew 5:7)

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7.12.20 - A Hunger that only Jesus can Satisfy! (Matthew 5:6) Series' 7.12.20 - A Hunger that only Jesus can Satisfy! (Matthew 5:6)

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7.5.20 - Meek Is Not Weak! (Matthew 5:5) Series' 7.5.20 - Meek Is Not Weak! (Matthew 5:5)

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6.28.20 - Hope-Filled Mourning! (Matthew 5:4) Series' 6.28.20 - Hope-Filled Mourning! (Matthew 5:4)

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6.21.20 - It Pays to be Poor! (Matthew 5:1-3 Series' 6.21.20 - It Pays to be Poor! (Matthew 5:1-3

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3.8.20 Putting Praise into Practice!

2.23.20 An Introduction to 1 Peter

2.16.20 Preaching the Whole Bible!

2.9.20 Gospel 101: Reason to Rejoice!

2.2.20 Wise Friendships

1.26.20 Wise Parenting

1.19.20 Wise Marriage

1.12.20 Wise Work

12.29.19 Biblical View of Riches

12.22.19 Sent by the Sent One

12.15.19 6 Words of Wisdom About Your Money

12.8.19 The Wise Path

12.1.19 Wise Control

11.24.19 Wise Ears!

11.17.19 Wise Words!

11.10.19 Christ in Proverbs!

11.3.19 An Introduction to Proverbs - Part II

10.27.19 An Introduction to Proverbs - Part I

10.20.19 Unity for the World's Rescue and the Church's Joy

10.13.19 Imitating the King With Others

10.6.19 Citizens Together of God's Kingdom!

9.29.19 Gospel Partnership!

9.22.19 But God...

9.15.19 A Sound Church Treasures Jesus!

9.8.19 A Sound Church Perseveres!

9.1.19 True Contentment!

8.25.19 Translating Sound Living into the Workplace

8.18.19 A Word Regarding Sound Leadership in the Church

8.11.19 The Church: God's Functional Family

8.4.19 Shepherding Like Jesus!

7.29.19 Praying for the Church!

7.22.19 Sound Training 101!

7.14.19 On Guard!

7.7.19 Storm-ology 201

6.30.19 Who We Are and What We Do is Because of What He's Done!

6.16.19 Sound Leadership

6.9.19 Instructions for God's Church!

6.2.19 Christ is Sufficient for True Contentment!

5.26.19 Praying and Proclaiming According to God's Vision for the Nations!

5.19.19 Wage the Good Warfare!

5.12.19 Paul's Transformation: an Example for All Believers!

5.5.19 The Unexpected Kingdom

4.28.19 God's Revelation is Evidence of His Grace!

4.21.19 The Case for the Resurrection

4.14.19 The Significance of Sound Doctrine!

4.7.19 Church Membership Part II

3.31.19 Church Membership Part I

3.24.19 Gospel Assurance

3.17.19 Gospel Evidence!

3.10.19 The Sovereignty of God

3.3.19 The Power of Prayer

2.24.19 Overcomer!

2.17.19 The Power of Love! Part II

2.3.19 The Power of Love!

1.27.19 Test and Rest!

1.20.19 What's Love Got To Do With It? Part Two of Two

1.13.19 What's Love Got To Do With It? Part One of Two

1.6.19 Who Do You Belong To?

12.30.18 Hope That Results In Holiness!.

12.23.18 The Good News of Christmas!.

12.16.18 Doubt: When Life Seriously Conflicts With Our Faith!

12.9.18 In Light of The Time, Abide!

12.2.18 Who Do You Love?

11.25.18 Blessed Assurance!

11.18.18 A New Commandment!

11.11.18 A Gospel that Transforms!

11.4.18 Walking In The Light!

10.28.18 For the Sake of Our Joy!

10.21.18 We Gather to Go!