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So what kind of peace does Jesus promise, if not a peaceful life? Listen for a moment to the promises Jesus makes to us in Scripture:
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid" (John 14:29).
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“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
Did Jesus really mean it when he said these things? If so, what kind of peace was he talking about? And what exactly did he means when he spoke of "my peace" and of giving it "not as the world gives"?
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Furthermore, how could Jesus say these things on what must have been the most troubled night of his life? Just a short while later he would fall on his face at Gethsemane, praying to his Father about the fearful events that would soon overtake him. To his lethargic and prayer-less disciples, Jesus described his soul as being "overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death" (Mark 14:34). He knew, though they did not, that in just hours...
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