Division and Perfect Peace



Division and Perfect Peace
Redeemer Lutheran Church - LCMS
Charleston, WV
August 18, 2019
Sunday Worship
10th Sunday after Pentecost
Message presented by Rev. Frank Ruffatto

Psalm 119:81-88
Jeremiah 23:16-29
Hebrews 11:17-31; 12:1-3
Luke 12:49-53

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.