says we are God’s enemies (Romans 5:10)? Isn’t that a scary thing?
How do you suppose we are enemies of God? (Discuss)
causes us to be “at war” or against God’s way of doing things.
Our sinfulness, the wrong things we think, say, and do, cause us to be
against God. We need Someone who can solve our problem. We need
Someone who can save us from being an enemy of God. We need a
What is a
peacemaker? (Discuss.) A peacemaker is someone who brings
together two or more people, families, or countries that have been
fighting; and helps them to begin living in peace, without any
bickering or fighting or war.
God, in his great mercy and love, sent his only son, Jesus, to earth
to right all the wrongs, to die for us, to take our punishment for
sinning, and to overcome death by rising from the dead. God doesn’t
want us to be his enemies. He wants us to be his friends---his Forever
Friends! More than that, he wants us to be his children—to be sons
and daughters of the Most High God! However, we must first receive
God’s wonderful forgiveness before we can be at peace with Him. We
need Jesus, our Peacemaker, to make peace with God for us! When we
trust that Jesus died to take the punishment for our sins, he becomes
our Peacemaker, which means we’re no longer enemies of God and in
danger of eternal harm; we
become his children and are safe in him!