“The peace of God, or the peace of Christ, can never be separated from God himself and Christ himself. If we want peace to rule in our lives, God must rule in our lives. Christ must rule in our loves. God’s purpose is not to give you peace separate from himself. His purpose is to give you peace by being the most glorious person in your life…the key to peace is keeping together what the angels keep together: Glory to God, and peace to man. A heart bent on showing the glory of God will know the peace of God.” - John Piper
We are in sin because we are in the dark, but Jesus' light shines and leads us to peace.
Hey, Riverview- "I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you— so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord." (1 Corinthians 1:4–9)
It's been a long time since I've heard a decent version of this song, but this one is really good. I'm teaching on Mary this weekend at Riv so it was especially timely.
A few years ago, I picked up a copy of Money: God or Gift. When I put it down, I immediately ordered a copy for every single person at Riverview. The book was really that good. The updated edition has come out and it is better than the first one.