Peace in Person: The Lord Jesus Christ


  I. He is Our Peace (Ephesian 2:13,14)


     A. Prophecied/Personified in the Old Testament


          1. Melchizedek-'The King of Salem (Peace)' (Genesis 14:18-20)


          2. Shiloh-'The Peaceful One' (Genesis 49:10)


          3. Prince of Peace-'Ruler of Peace' (Isaiah 9:6)


          4. 'The Chastisement of out Peace was upon Him' (Isaiah 53:5)


          5. 'This Man shall be the Peace' (Micah 5:5)


          6. 'He shall speak Peace unto the Heathen' (Zechariah 9:10)


     B. Proven in the New Testament


          1. Redemption by the Lord Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 1:30; Ephesians 2:13; 1:7)


          2. Reconciliation through the Lord Jesus Christ (II Corinthians 5:19; Ephesians 2:16)


          3. Restoration of our Citizenship by the Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:19-22)


 II. He Made Peace (Ephesians 2:15-16)


       A. 'Abolished the Enmity' (v.15; Colossians 1:22)


       B. 'Making One New Man' (v.15; II Corinthians 5:17)


       C. 'Reconciling Both unto God' (v.16)


       D. 'Slaying the Enmity in Himself' (v.16)                                        


III. He Preached Peace (Ephesians 2:17,18)


       A. 'To you which were afar off' (Gentiles) (v.17; Luke 1:79)


       B. 'To them that were nigh' (Jews) (v.17; Luke 1:77)


       C. 'Through Him we both have access' (v.18, Hebrews 10:19-22)


IV. He Provided Peaceful Restoration (Ephesians 2:19-22)


       A. Fellow Citizens with the Saints (v.19)


       B. Of the Household of God (v.19)


       C. Holy Temple in the Lord (v.21)


       D. Habitation of God (v.22)

Rev. Larry Wolfe--Evangelist
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Easley, SC 29642

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