Chapter 6 - My Peace I Give You - 2nd Questions for Application

What would Jesus “Peace be with you” (20 :19) have meant to his disciples at that moment? What do his words mean for you today?

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  • John & DeenaPosted on 4/01/20

    Our team sees Jesus' words to the disciples to mean not to worry and, today, that the Holy Spirit is with us. In both examples, it's a message that provides a sort of salve for the mind and spirit.

  • Dcn Michael WardPosted on 3/31/20

    “Peace be with you” would likely have meant “do not be afraid” this is what needed to happen, death has been transcended, and this promise is for his disciples too, recalling Jesus words “ that where I am, there you may be also”. The “there” would now be clear. Today? Well to say the least there is a fair amount of fear and uncertainty afoot in the land due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is kind of a reality of “biblical” proportions and import. It is highlighting a lot about our world and circumstances that has remained “veiled”..or mortality, the fragility of health and wealth, our notions about the future as being more of the same endlessly, the value of the truth, the meaning and value of the courage of everyday people, how much we need and rely on each other for most everything. In all of this Jesus would urge is to be at peace, because the ultimate victory over sin and death has already been “accomplished” and we need to be at peace and to face all of these new realities as he would, with love at the center being willing to sacrifice.