Division and Perfect Peace

The Gospel of Peace brings division.

Jesus gives us a peace that the world cannot give, a peace that passes all understanding. This is the peace between God and man. It’s a peace in believers’ hearts. It’s the peace of knowing that our sins are forgiven. Yet, some would like the Gospel to give world peace, a utopia on earth. But that will never happen. Because of sin, Jesus divides like nothing else – even more than politics! Some will believe, and some will refuse.

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Seven Questions with a Servant: Nila Johnson

1. What’s Your Name?

Nila Johnson

2. Will you please share a little about yourself (where you’re from, where you work, about your spouse, children, grandchildren, pets, etc)?

I’m a Charleston native. My late husband was an Episcopal priest. He served at All Saints Episcopal Church in South Charleston until his death in 1999. We had

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Seven Questions with a Servant: Lindsey Beckman

1. What’s Your Name?

Lindsey Beckman

2. Will you please share a little about yourself (where you’re from, where you work, about your spouse, children, grandchildren, pets, etc)?

Born in Mundeleine, Illinois; Raised in Huntington WV; Living in Charleston for the last 13 years since college at Marshall University. Working at …

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Know that He is God

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
- Psalm 100

Through the Work of Jesus, God Has Made Us His People So That We Can Know Him as God – A Way of Giving Thanks.

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Fruit of the Great Rescue: Saving Faith and Thankful Love!

Paul writes that we have been delivered “from the domain of darkness.” (Colossians 1:13) Eve’s sin and Adam’s fall have placed us in dire straits. The wages of our sin is death. We need rescuing. We need deliverance. “Who will deliver me from this body of death?” (Romans 7:24) asks Paul. Only one can. Only one has. Jesus Christ it is.

Given this Great News, what is our response what is the fruit borne from our rescue?

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Children of God: He Cares for Us!

So why doesn’t God do something about this mess? Where is the power of God? Where is our hope and salvation? Is there any hope for the future?

God has a better plan that the ways and means and plans of this world, even among us His people. Yes, He must punish sin. Yes, we must know the consequences. But feeling some of the darkness only helps us appreciate the light.

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