River City Church - Smyrna, GA

Church Everywhere — Peace Be With You

April 19, 2020

Josh walks us through the second half of John 20 where Jesus appears to the disciples and Thomas. In both scenes, we see Jesus entering rooms where people are hiding out of fear. Jesus doesn't berate them for hiding; He displaces their fear by simply saying, "Peace be with you." Jesus wants to enter the rooms where we are hiding to draw us deeper into belief. Jesus confronts us by meeting us where we're less formed -- where we wrongly believe a piece of our brokenness defines who we are. Jesus wants to bring us to consecration where we have the ability to sense and hear Jesus knocking, and we invite Him in. There, the Word can dwell within us. John 20:19-31; Colossians 3:12-17; John 14:27; John 14:1-6. 

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