Peace Sermon Illustrations

Peace Sermon Illustrations

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Not peace that grows by Lethe, scentless flower,
There in white langours to decline and cease;
But peace whose names are also rapture, power,
Clear sight and love, for these are parts of peace.

(Rom. 16. 20; 2 Cor. 13. 11; Heb. 13. 20, 21)

They laid the Pilgrim in a large upper chamber, facing the sun-rising. The name of the chamber was Peace.—John Bunyan in Pilgrim's Progress

(John 14. 27)

One morning in 1875 Canon Gibbon of Harrogate preached from the text: `Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee.' The Hebrew is `peace, peace' instead of 'perfect peace'. Bishop Bickersteth wrote the hymn, putting each first line in the form of a question and giving the answer in each second line:

'Peace, perfect peace—in this dark world of sin?
The blood of Jesus whispers peace within.'

(Isa. 26. 3, 12; 2 Thess. 3. 16)

Rest of a Soul

A woman lay dying. A minister sat beside her and tried to break the news as gently as he could. He said, "They think your time is short." "Yes," she said, "I know it." "Have you made your peace with God." "No," she replied, "I haven't made my peace with God." "Then you are not afraid to die?" "No." "Do you realize that in a few hours you must meet God?" "Yes." "And you have not made your peace with God?" "No, and I'm not going to."

There was a strange light of perfect peace in the woman's eyes, and the minister realized that there was something back of it all. He said, "What do you mean?" She said, "Listen! I know I am dying, yet I have no fear of meeting God. I am resting in the peace which Jesus Christ made in his atoning death upon the cross, and I don't have to make my peace with God for I am resting in the peace which Jesus Christ has already made."Evangelical Visitor.

There are five great enemies to peace with us: avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; and, if these enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.—Petrarch

As the needle of a compass trembles till it settles in the north point, so the heart of man can find no rest but in Christ.—The Biblical Illustrator

The mourning widow caused a tender sentiment to be chiseled on the headstone of her husband's grave. The exact wording was as follows:

"Thou are at rest, until we meet again."

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