Carmelo Caparros
Oct 20, 2019

INTRODUCTION

Several years ago because of the explosion of Mt. Pinatubo, lahar became a serious threat in the survival of some Northern Luzon provinces. During that time, the Philippine Daily Inquirer showed a picture of a DAMAGED BRIDGE in Zambales as a result of a lahar-filled river. It had become IMPASSABLE; lines of communication had been cut. Vehicles had to reroute looking for ways to cross the other part of Zambales. Many had to take a very long route.
Isn’t this true of many relationships?

(a)Some relationships have become IMPASSABLE – “Don’t cross over to my territory.”
(b) Communication lines have been CUT
(c) Some people have to take the long route by asking for intermediaries to bring across our messages.

In situations like these, we need to become BRIDGE-BUILDERS who can bridge the GAP in relationships. Such people are called PEACE-MAKERS.
Here’s a simple outline of our sermon:

I. HAPPINESS of the PEACEMAKERS
(a)The prerequisite in becoming a peacemaker
(b)Steps to peacemaking

II.REWARD of the PEACEMAKERS

BODY SERMON

I. HAPPINESS of the PEACEMAKERS
(a)The prerequisite in becoming a peacemaker

CONCLUSION
Therefore we can say that peacemakers are NOT SOCIAL REFORMERS, but people transformed by God’s power, thereby becoming AMBASSADORS of Christ. Once this foundation has been clearly established, then we can be the peacemaker that God wants us to be.