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Transcript of Colossians 3:12-17
Lesson 6: The Rule of Peace
Understanding the Phrase
Peace of Christ
Peace and Love are Companions
It is part of the Fruit that is the result of the Root of the Spirit: Galatians 5:22-23
It is the outworking of the unity produced by love: Ephesians 4:1-3
It is the unique character of God’s love in the life of the Community: 2 Corinthians 13:11
Peace is first with Christ
“For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility.”
Peace is the Longing of the Believer
Romans 15:33 “May the God of peace be with you all. Amen.”
2 Corinthians 13:11 “Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.”
Philippians 4:9 “What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”
Peace can only follow Truth
Its Ruling Authority
The End to Which We are Called
Living Out This Peace
A Philippians 2 Community
Peace Treaty Questions
Is this disagreement on the level of core doctrinal truth?
Will pushing my preference here cause discord?
Am I considering the cost to others in this decision?
How is this serving God and others?
Is this reaction a testimony that I am at peace with Christ and all others as much as is possible?
Is the way I am handling this situation increasing my gratitude for God and others in the church?
Have I sought to take care of any known disagreements or tensions in our relationship?
Am I pursuing peace with others