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Peacemaker Ministries Devotion: Final Destination

by P. Brian Noble / May 10, 2021


There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1, ESV)


Condemnation-free! Jesus took our condemnation when he was on the cross! Our life in Jesus Christ is now free from the sin that once so easily entangled us. The main question we face is are we “in” him? Think about this term–being “in Christ Jesus.” If you drive a car to the store, the car is the vehicle that gets you to the store. If you fly to a foreign land, the jet is what gets you there. Being in Jesus is the way we get to our final destination.

In Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi, he spoke of being “found” in Jesus:

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith – that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.(Philippians 3:8-11, ESV, emphasis added)

Condemnation-free people are found in Jesus. They have become like Jesus in his death and resurrection. And, as Paul indicates in verse 10, for us it is a daily death; it’s a daily picking up of our crosses and following Jesus. Why? Paul says it will move us to our final destination.


As someone who is in Jesus Christ, you are free of condemnation. In our relationships, do we take that same blessing—freedom from condemnation—and apply it to others? Do we receive our freedom, yet place others in bondage? No. No! We have been set free; therefore, we can set others free. Listen to me. The conflict you are in can end today by simply taking the gift that the Father has given to you through his Son and offering it to others.

Lord, thank youfor freeing me from condemnation! Today I am releasing _______________ from my condemnation because of your death on the cross for both of us, Lord Jesus. . . . Continue praying.

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P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble is an everyday guy who loves Jesus. He has been married to his best friend, Tanya, for 20 years and they have four children; they currently reside in eastern Washington. Brian has a Master of Arts in missional leadership from Northwest University. He is the Executive Director/CEO of Peacemaker Ministries. An ordained minister for the past 20+ years (3 years as a Youth Pastor, 14 years as a Senior Pastor, and 4 years as an Executive Pastor), he proclaims hope through the gospel message as the Holy Spirit empowers believers in their daily walk. He believes in the power of the Word of God to transform lives. He has been a Certified Christian Conciliator since 2008, with 1000+ hours of conflict coaching and mediation experience. His caseload has ranged from husband and wife cases, to family farm, to public schools, and even county government. Brian has taught peacemaking in local jails and even internationally in Uganda. His hope is that every Christian reconciles their differences in a way that glorifies God. His hope is that every Christian recognizes they are a Peacemaker before they try to do peacemaking. Finally, his hope is that every Christian reconciles by making authentic peace that blends justice, mercy, and humility.

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