Jesus preaches peace through faith in His cross

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And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Ephesians 2:17-18

In the Gospel, Christ Jesus promises forgiveness, pardon, and peace to all who despair of their own righteousness under the Law and look in faith to Him — to His holy life and His atoning sacrifice on the cross for the sins of the world. This peace is preached to both Jew and Gentile because it is through Spirit-wrought faith in Christ that both have access to God the Father.

Grant to me, O Holy Spirit, through the preaching of the Gospel, the peace of sins forgiven through faith in Christ Jesus and His blood, shed upon the cross for the sins of the world. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

[Scripture is quoted from the King James Version of the Bible.]

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