In the midst of war, persecution, peril, worrisome times, chaotic conditions, we have peace in Christ.

  • What is peace? Absence of War. Absence of Worry.
  • Is peace possible? Not for the Wicked.
  • Peace is a Person. Promised and Provided in Christ.

    Definition from the American Heritage Dictionary

      peace   noun:

    1. The absence of war or other hostilities.
    2. An agreement or a treaty to end hostilities.
    3. Freedom from quarrels and disagreement; harmonious relations.
    4. Public security and order.
    5. Inner contentment; serenity.

    Not for the wicked

    Isaiah 48:
      22 There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.
    Isaiah 51:
      20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
      21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

      6:14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
      8:11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

    Ezekiel 13:
      16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.

    Promised and Provided in Christ

    Proverbs 16:
      7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

    Isaiah 32:
      17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

    Philippians 4:
      6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
      7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
      8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
      9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

    Romans 5:
      1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

    Romans 15:
      13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

    Ephesians 2:
      13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
      14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
      15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
      16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
      17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

    John 14:
      27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

    John 16:
      33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

    Galatians 5:
      22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
      23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

    For those who are Weary of War and Worry, there is Peace and Rest

    Matthew 11:
      28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
      29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

    Click here for a poem about finding real peace in Christ, by Trish Deaton (my daughter).