The Beatitudes – Our Attitudes for Life
Matthew 5:9 Sermon – Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called sons of God.
Peace is only really possible in this world when we make peace with God. Man declared himself in rebellion against God in the Garden of Eden. The effects of this fall have been polluting the world since that time making life hard, painful and filled with sin.
Jesus died to offer us a way out. His ministry is one of reconciliation, bringing men back to Him. Once we understand this and embrace what Jesus did for us, it is natural to turn around and offer the same to the world. His peace makes us peacemakers.
Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,
Jesus is our peace!