Author Archives: Paul Vance

January 14th: Pursuing Peace with Others

Read Romans 14:13-23. “Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another.” (NIV, Romans 14:13) The context of this whole passage begins a few verses earlier with Paul’s encouragement to us to not argue with people over disputable matters. The … Continue reading

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January 11: Seeking God First Brings Peace

Read Matthew 6:25-34. “Do not worry about your life,” Jesus said. “Is not life more than food and the body more than clothes?” (NIV, Matthew 6:25) Wow–“Do not worry about your life.” That’s pretty clear isn’t it? And it’s a … Continue reading

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January 6th: Peace is a Fruit

Read Galatians 5:16-26. What does it mean to live in peace? It means to no longer live in conflict with God. The Apostle Paul uses the phrase, “walk by the Spirit.” (v. 16) The idea in the original language is … Continue reading

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January 2nd: The Price of Peace

Read Isaiah 53. It was another one of those Christmas letters–you know the type–a picture of a perfect family along with a letter detailing every success of every member of the family throughout the year. This one was from an … Continue reading

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December 28th: The Giver of Peace

Read Matthew 11:28-30. Ever feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Stressed out? Anxious about how things are going to turn out? Like you and you alone are the only person who can handle that that … Continue reading

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