More resources from Ann Tews–Part II

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The following are quotations from the New Testament. I also listed what references I used to find them. The church library contains the two books with Kohlenberger as editor.

Happy are those who work for peace; God will call them his children! –Matt 5:9

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the world. No, I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. I came to set sons against their fathers, daughters against their mothers, daughters-in-law against their mother-in law; a man’s worst enemies will be the members of his own family. Whoever loves his father or mother more than me is not fit to be my disciple; whoever loves his son or daughter more than me is not fit to be my disciple. Whoever does not take up his cross and follow in my steps is not fit to be my disciple. Whoever tries to gain his own life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for my sake will gain it.” –Matthew 10:34-39

“Salt is good; but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have the salt of friendship among yourselves, and live in peace with one another.” –Mark 9:50

Our God is merciful and tender. He will cause the bright dawn of salvation to rise on us and to shine from heaven on all those who live in the dark shadow of death, to guide our steps into the path of peace.” –Luke 1:78-79

But Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” –Luke 7:50 (Jesus at the Home of Simon the Pharisee)

“God bless the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory to God!” Then some of the Pharisees in the crowd spoke to Jesus. “Teacher,” they said, “command your disciples to be quiet!” Jesus answered, “I tell you that if they keep quiet, the stones themselves will start shouting.” He came closer to the city, and when he saw it, he wept over it, saying, “If you only knew today what is needed for peace! But now you cannot see it!” –Luke: 38-42

“Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it is as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid. –John 14: 27

I have told you this so that you will have peace by being united to me. The world will make you suffer. But be brave! I have defeated the world! –John 16:33

Jesus answered, “My kingship is not of this world; if my kingship were of this world, my servants would fight, that I might not be handed over to the Jews; but my kingship is not from the world.” –John 18:36

Peter began to speak: “I now realize that it is true that God treats everyone on the same basis. Whoever fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him, no matter what race he belongs to. You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, proclaiming the Good News of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. Acts 10:34-36

But God will give glory, honor, and peace to all who do what is good, to the Jews first and also to the Gentiles. Romans 2:10

They have not known the path of peace, nor have they learned reverence for God.
–Romans 3:17-18

Now that we have been put right with God through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. –Romans 5:1

To be controlled by human nature results in death; to be controlled by the Spirit results in life and peace. –Romans 8:6

Repay no one evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends upon you, live peaceably with all. –Romans 12:17-18

So then, we must always aim at those things that bring peace and that help strengthen one another. –Romans 14:19

However, if the one who is not a believer wishes to leave the Christian partner, let it be so. In such cases the Christian partner, whether husband or wife, is free to act. God has called you to live in peace. –1 Corinthians 7:15

The gift of proclaiming God’s message should be under the speaker’s control, because God does not want us to be in disorder but in harmony and peace.
–1 Corinthians 14:32-33

And now, my brothers, good-bye! Strive for perfection; listen to my appeals; agree with one another; live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
–2 Corinthians 13:11

But the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control. There is no law against such things as these. –Gal 5:22-23

For Christ himself has brought us peace by making Jews and Gentiles one people. With his own body he broke down the wall that separated them and kept them enemies. He abolished the Jewish Law with its commandments and rules, in order to create out of the two races one new people in union with himself, in this way making peace. By his death on the cross Christ destroyed their enmity; by means of the cross he united both races into one body and brought them back to god. So Christ came and preached the Good News of peace to all—to you Gentiles who were far away from God, and the Jews, who were near to him. –Ephesians 2:14-17

Do your best to preserve the unity which the Spirit gives by means of the peace that binds you together. –Ephesians 4:3

So stand ready, with truth as a belt tight around your waist, with righteousness as your breastplate, and as your shoes the readiness to announce the Good News of peace.
–Ephesians 6:15

And God’s peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Jesus Christ. –Phil 4:7

Through the Son, then, God decided to bring the whole universe back to himself. God made peace through his Son’s sacrificial death on the cross and so brought back to himself all things, both on earth and in heaven. –Coloss 1:20

The peace that Christ gives is to guide you in the decisions you make; for it is to this peace that God has called you together in the one body. And be thankful. Coloss 3:15

When people say, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as travail comes upon a woman with child, and there will be no escape.
–1 Thess 5:3

First of all, then I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way. –1 Tim 2:1-2

Avoid the passions of youth, and strive for righteousness, faith, love, and peace, together with those who with a pure heart call out to the Lord for help. –2 Tim 2:22

Try to be at peace with everyone, and try to live a holy life, because no one will see the Lord without it. –Hebrews 12:14

And goodness is the harvest that is produced from the seeds the peacemakers plant in peace. –James 3:18

As the scripture says, “Whoever wants to enjoy life and wishes to see good times, must keep from speaking evil and must stop telling lies. He must turn away from evil and do good; he must strive for peace with all his heart. For the Lord watches over the righteous and listens to their prayers; but he opposes those who do evil.” –1Peter 3:10-12

The Amplified Bible includes the following regarding heart & soul peace: 1 Corinthian 1:3; 1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thess 1:12; Galatians 1: 3

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Anderson, Ken. Where to Find it in the Bible: the Ultimate A to Z Resource. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers. 1996

Kohlenberger III, John R. The Concise Concordance to the New Revised Standard Version. New York: Oxford University Press. 1993.

Whitaker, Richard E and John R Kohlenberger III. The Analytical Concordance to the New Revised Standard Version of the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Co. 2000.
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2 Responses to “More resources from Ann Tews–Part II”

  1. Alex Says:

    Your blog is interesting!

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Anne Tews Says:

    According to the biography of Henry Wallace, “American Dreamer,” by John Culver, Wallace’s dedication to peace was influenced by William James’ “The Moral Equivalent of War” essay. This essay may be accessed at http://www.des.emory.edu/mfp/moral.html (as of 3/8/09).

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