Peace Be with You (Believe)

Peace Be with You (Believe)

The Closing Argument of Blessing

John 20:24-31

What is Peace?


  • A statement of tranquility or quiet, such as…
    • Freedom from civil disturbance

    • A state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom

  • Freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions

  • Harmony in personal relations.


“to join, tie together into a whole”
when all essential parts are joined together
God’s gift of wholeness


Showed Them His Wounds

  • The Price for Our Salvation (1 Peter 2:21-25)

The Great Commission

  • The Power of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Romans 15:13)
  • A Forgiving Heart (Matthew 6:14-15; Matthew 18:21-22; Ephesians 4:30-32)
"Be careful then, dear rothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God."
Hebrews 3:12 (NLT)

“My Lord and my God!”

(v. 28a)

“My Lord” (kyrios – absolute ownership rights)

“my God!” (kyrios – God, the Creator and owner of all things)

“You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”

(v. 29b)
1 Peter 1:3-9
"The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book."
John 20:30 (NLT)
"But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by beleiving in him you will have life by the power of his name."
John 20:31 (NLT)

“Through doubt we can learn more than through naïve trust, truth can be trusted. Doubt is the fire through which it passes. But when it has been tried, it will come forth as gold.”

Mark Littleton



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