Jesus summarized the purpose of the long talk (Upper Room Discourse) He had with His disciples: to bring them peace and the settled assurance of over-comers. This word of peace is especially meaningful set in the context of conflict – tribulation and overcome both speak of battles to fight. He promises a peace which co-exists with tribulation and disturbances, a peace which is realized in and through conflict and struggle.

Scripture References: John 16:16-33; John 14:27, Ephesians 2:13, Philippians 4:6-7, Ephesians 2:4-5, Proverbs 3:4-5, 1 John 4:4, 1 John 5:4-5