Church—bringing peace to the community

Do you think of a church as a peacemaker in your community? You would if you applied to the church's role God's instruction to the children of Israel, as conveyed by the prophet Jeremiah. The instruction is this: "Seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace" (29:7).

The peace that comes from God isn't something attainable only in an afterlife. It's available now. And not just peace that's the absence of conflict but the spiritual calm—the grace and assurance—that expresses God's presence. Prayer to God and the understanding of His perfect government of man and the universe bring this all-embracing peace to human lives—to the community where you live.

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