VerseD: John 20:21

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”

John 20:21, ESV

As Jesus was sent by the Father to save the world, we are sent to spread that good news to the world. The world can then see the peace we have in a crazy, messed up, fallen world and want that peace.

VerseD: John 14:1

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”

John 14:1, ESV

God came to us. The Father sent His Son, Jesus, the promised seed that would crush Satan and redeem us from sin and wrath.

Trust in our God who saves, and the world will want the peace we have in Him.

VerseD: Matthew 18:3-5

and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me”

Matthew 18:3‭-‬5, ESV

Just as our Lord condescended to reach us, we must have the faith of a child in their parents in His work, and we must share the truth of Christ with the whole world.

VerseD: Colossians 4:6

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Colossians 4:6, ESV

As we were once enemies of God, we remember that others are not in their right mind when apart from Christ. May we show them and each other the grace we received from our God and those older in the faith.

VerseD: James 4:7

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:7, ESV

God is our defender, having crushed Satan’s head through the cross.

Let us draw closely to God, submitting to His sovereignty and might, and He will drive the Devil away.

VerseD: Proverb 18:10

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

Proverb 18:10, ESV

Jesus was first lifted up to make us righteous. The second time He was lifted up, it was as our King and Defender.

VerseD: Hebrews 4:16

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:16, ESV

No one can see the face of God and live.

That is, unless we have a High Priest who made a way for us – by grace through faith in His death and resurrection – to draw near to God.

VerseD: Philippians 4:19

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19, ESV

Our perceived needs are not necessarily our actual needs, but God knows all our needs. People can see our trust in God’s faithfulness even when it seems we do not have worldly desires, and they will want to know about the peace and faith we have from God.

VerseD: Revelation 4:11

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

Revelation 4:11, ESV

We exalt and praise God, for He has made all things by His good pleasure. Et us help bring others in to giving honor the Creator of all.

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 7:10

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

2 Corinthians 7:10, ESV

We can know that Christ has cleansed us of all guilt and shame, though we lament our sin for a time.

Let us help those in this world find the same peace and hope, getting through depression and into the joy of the Lord.