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SERMON: Blessed are the Peacemakers

"Blessed are the peacemakers,

for they will be called children of God".

Matthew 5:9

There are going to be times even after your very best efforts at peace with somebody – it will seem that peace has not been achieved. There’s always going to be someone who will rub you up the wrong way. That brother or sister in Christ that will avoid greeting you. The individual who despite your best efforts will gossip about you behind your back. Guess what?! That’s ok! Jesus, the greatest peacemaker of them all, lived and breathed peace. He died so that sinners could find peace with God. But you know what - he still had - the Peter who denied Him; - The Judas who betrayed Him; - the crowd that crucified Him. As peacemakers, let us long for peace; work for peace; sacrifice for peace. But if that peace is not attained, by God’s grace we can walk away from the table knowing that we have done what was humanly possible, and entrust the rest to God – only He can change hearts!

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