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The Peacemaker (6 of 8)
Series: It's a Wonderful Life
Pastor Jeff Schreve
If you have your Bible, turn to Ephesians chapter 2. We're in a series on the Book of Ephesians called, "It's a Wonderful Life." And today, I want to speak a message I've entitled "The Peacemaker."
Now I heard about a couple, husband and wife, they'd been married for quite a while and they just did not get along. They were fighting all the time. There was so much tension in their home, you could just feel it. You could cut it with a knife. Well, they tried to work on things, but it just didn't seem like anything was working out. The wife couldn't take it any more. It had gone on long enough. She told her husband one day at breakfast, she said, "Now I just want to tell you something, I'm praying for us." She said, "I just can't take the fighting and the conflict any more." And she said, "I'm praying that God would kill one of us (laughter). And when He answers my prayer I'm moving in with my sister" (laughter). That's a bad relationship, lots of conflict in that home.
Did you know our world today is a world filled with conflict? There is conflict among nations as nations war against one another. There's conflict within nations as there's civil war. There is so much conflict within the nation of Iraq. There's conflict with companies and within companies. And employer and employees have conflict. And the courts are filled with people who can't get along who have conflict, can't seem to resolve it. So many husbands and wives live in conflict so many homes have no peace. It's just World War III all the time as sisters and brothers fight and parents fight. It's not what God wants. God wants to bring peace. And the only way that you can get peace in your life, that I can have peace in my life, is when we come face-to-face with Jesus, who is the Prince of Peace. He is the only one who can bring genuine, lasting peace. The Scripture says of Jesus that "He's the Wonderful ...
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