He himself is our Peace

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  • Last night, we resumed our Tuesday night worship services. And I picked up our exposition of the Epistle to the Ephesians. Here is the sermon skeleton from last night’s message.

    TITLE: “God’s Plan for Peace”

    TEXT: Ephesians 2:14-18

    THEME: Reconciliation with God and one anther through the Person and work of Jesus Christ

    POINT: Jesus Christ is the only way you can peace with God, self, and others.

    PROBING QUESTION: Is true peace possible? If so, how can it be attained?

    PURPOSE: There are two points of application the listener should leave this sermon with:

    1. For unbelievers: You cannot be at peace without Christ.

    2. For believers: We must be at peace because of Christ.

    TRANSITIONAL SENTENCE: Ephesians 2:14-18 gives three reasons why you should look to Jesus Christ alone for peace.


    I. Jesus Christ is our peace (2:14).

    A. There is peace in the Person of Christ (v. 14a)

    B. There is peace in the Work of Christ (v. 14b)

    II. Jesus Christ made peace for us (2:15-16).

    A. The law is the power by Christ has made peace for us (v. 15a).

    B. The cross is the place where Christ made peace for us (v. 16a).

    C. The church is the proof that Christ has made peace for us (v. 16b).

    III. Jesus Christ preaches peace to all (2:17-18).

    A. We receive the message of peace through Christ (v. 17).

    B. We enjoy the privilege of peace through Christ (v. 18).


    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.