Early in his sermon focused on the sixth Beatitude (“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God.”), minister Don McLaughlin reminds listeners that Jesus warned his apostles that they would experience “trouble” in their lives. And further, adds Don, Christians today may not be able to attain the peace that they seek. If that is the case, how are Christians to achieve peace and/or a peaceful state?
Don answers that question by presenting and explaining how to handle difficult people and situations by seeking and crafting either a “negative peace” or a “positive peace.” What these are and how you achieve such states are at the heart of Don’s message. Return to it often as you seek to refresh your understanding of Jesus’ guidance for becoming a “Child of God.”