Jesus has given us so many gifts for us to enjoy. This week, these amazing gifts are discussed: Jesus gives us the ability to see who God is, Jesus gives us friendship, and Jesus gives us peace.
Verses From the Teaching
Jesus’ Gifts to us: Verses from Sunday morning teaching
He is Our Friend
No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
He is Our Advocate
1 John 2:1
If anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous.” Jesus defends us against the prosecution, Satan, who accuses believers day and night.
He is Our Peace
Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests.
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor,[a] Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
He brought this Good News of peace to you Gentiles who were far away from him, and peace to the Jews who were near.
I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
These things I have spoken to you that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have trouble; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
Do not be passive; let peace rule in your hearts:
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
We can give this peace from Jesus Christ away to others:
If the household is worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.
Strive to live in peace with everybody and pursue that consecration and holiness without which no one will see the Lord.