Recapturing Our First Love – Pursuing Peace – Nate Keeler

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18

“Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9

“For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility . . . And in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which He put to death their hostility.” Ephesians 2:14, 16

“. . . as far as it depends on you live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18

“Bless those who persecute you . . .” Romans 12:14a

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s MERCY . . .” Romans 12:1

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s MERCY offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.” Romans 12:1

“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. At this the servant fell on his knees before him. “Be patient with me,” he begged, “and
I will pay back everything.” The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. “Pay back what you owe me!” he demanded. His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, “Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.” But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened. Then the master called the servant in. “You wicked servant,” he said, I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?”’”
Matthew 18:21-33

“If it is possible . . .” Romans 12:18

“Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.” Luke 12:51-52

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.” Matthew 5:23-24


Pastor Lon Solomon McLean Bible Church
Pastor Lon Solomon
8925 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
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McLean Bible Church is a multi-campus congregation that acts as one church in multiple locations around the Washington, DC metro area. Our goal is to build a “spiritual beltway” around the city by starting Community Campuses that are fully functioning expressions of McLean Bible Church. We believe these Community Campuses are the best way we can carry out our mission of impacting secular Washington…