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Getting Your Peace Back — sermon outline

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GETTING YOUR PEACE BACK
by Eddie Lawrence

All of us have had times when we have lost our peace and found ourselves in the middle of anxiety all stressed out. The following verses give us some guidance to get our peace back.

Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

1. Resist Panic!

Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing,…

-We are told here to resist those thoughts and feelings that cause us to become anxious and upset. What our natural eyes see and natural ears here can cause us to become bound by the natural and we will not see what God wants us to see or hear what God has to say.

2. Really Pray!
Philippians 4:6 …but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

Saturate (in everything) Your Circumstances with all kinds of Prayer:

A. Prayer — The general word for prayer, calling on God and sharing one’s heart with God.
B. Supplication — This is the particular petitions that you intercede about. This is where you get specific.
C. Thanksgiving — This is the attitude of the heart that rests in faith knowing God can be praised for what He is going to do. In the middle of all the bad, the grateful heart will see things to thank God for.
D. Requests — This in reference to all that you have asked God to do.

3. Receive Peace
Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

-The Peace of God does it work in your spirit and informs your mind that everything is going to be okay — God has you covered. It surpasses understanding. You may see any change with the natural eye, but your spirit man knows God is taking care of things.

-Receiving peace is done through faith in Jesus Christ. You stand on his promises and decide in your inner man that you will believe what he says regardless of what your eyes see. Praying helps align your heart with the Word and off the circumstances. It is the counsel of God that will stand.

4. Rest in Peace
Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

-The Peace of God guards the heart. Like a soldier guarding a gate, peace guards the heart and lets the believer know not to allow the things that disturb inside the gate.

-The Peace of God guards the mind as well. Thoughts that would agitate and frustrate are discerned and kept at bay. Thoughts that create fear and panic are also kept from being entertained and dwelt upon. The peace of God is a powerful weapon against the tactics of the enemy to fill the heart and mind with panic and fear.

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Comments

  1. Preacher Man says:

    I love it, thank you for sharing!

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