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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

It is impossible to do justice to this beatitude or any beatitude in one hour. In attempting to do so I'm reminded of the story of the man who was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He was 76 years old at the time. He said to the judge, "But your Honor, I will never be able to do it all." "Never mind," the judge said, "just do as much as you can." So, I am going to do as much as I can!

First, Peacemakers are Blessed - "Blessed" are the peacemakers. Second, The Peacemakers Blessing - "They shall be called Sons of God." Third, Peacemakers are a Blessing; they "make-peace." They proclaim the gospel of peace, Romans 10:15, "And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: 'How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!'" (Isa. 52:7). Ephesians 6:15, "having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;"