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Day 38: Peace With Others

October 7, 2020


Wednesday, October 7

Day 38

Peace with others
Sharing the Good News brings God’s peace

Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures and said to 
them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the 
third day rise from the dead, and that repentance for the forgiveness of 
sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from 
Jerusalem.” Luke 24:45-47

Please read Luke 24:36-51

      I keep asking the Lord for the gift of ending this Forty Days of 
Peace study with an exclamation mark (!).  What if each one of us 
embraced the challenge to pray for an opportunity and then for the 
boldness to share the gospel with someone who does not know Jesus? 
Wouldn’t that be AWESOME!
      One way to share the Good News is to simply give your testimony in 
a conversational way. Tell how Jesus entered into your “mess” and saved 
you. There are other methods as well, such as   using the familiar 
“Salvation Bracelet” that contains six colored beads. I am a visual 
person so this helps me to remember the truths. Here are the colors’ 
meanings:

BLACK represents sin. Humans have a sin nature; thus, we cannot reach 
God on our own–no matter how hard we try. RED represents God’s love 
found in Christ’s blood that was shed for us on the cross. Jesus, the 
perfect God-man paid the price for every sin, past, present, and 
future.  WHITE represents the forgiveness of sin. When we confess our 
sin and believe in the truth of Christ’s death and resurrection, we can 
then stand fully forgiven in the presence of God. BLUE represents the 
Holy Spirit, given to us, alive in us… an amazing thought… a 
life-changing truth! GREEN represents growth. Because of the Holy 
Spirit’s indwelling, we have the ability to understand and obey God’s 
word. A beautiful relationship begins! GOLD represents God’s eternal 
kingdom that we as believers in Christ will inherit. (See Romans 3:23; 
Romans 5:8; Psalm 51:7; Romans 6:4; 2 Peter 3:18; John 3:16 respectively).
Remember, the good news about Jesus is delivered with saving power, not 
because of the eloquent or not-so-eloquent words we say, but because of 
the truth that our words contain. The pressure is off of us because 
God’s power is inside of us. We just need to go and tell. Will you be a 
messenger of God’s peace? Together, let’s end this study with an 
exclamation point!

For further reading: John 20:19-22; 2 Timothy 4:1-2; Psalm 35:28; Romans 
1:16

Dear Lord,

Give us both the boldness and desire to share your Good News today. May 
we know that you are at work in our words of truth. Come alive in those 
that are desperately looking for a hope that is living and eternal. What 
a privilege to be used by you. We love you with our whole heart and want 
others to do the same. Amen.

 


 

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