Let The Peace Of God Rule In Your Heart

 

Outline By: Brian A. Yeager (http://www.wordsoftruth.net)

 

I. Introduction:

A. In this world, it is difficult to have peace of mind (John 16:33).

1. God does NOT want us to be a troubled people {*Context of this verse is about false teachings concerning the coming of Christ} (II Thessalonians 2:1-2).

2. Yet, if we allow ourselves to be too attached to the temporal things of this world, weÕll have plenty of reasons to have troubled minds (Mark 4:18-19; cf. Luke 21:33-36).

3. Therefore, we have to be goal-minded (Hebrews 12:1-3).

B. We have to focus our thoughts on spiritual things (Romans 8:6).

1. To find the peace that comes from God our minds have to be stayed on Him (Isaiah 26:3).

2. Thus, when overwhelmed, refocus on God (Psalms 142:1-7).

 

II. Body: Colossians 3:15

A. God is the source of our peace (I Corinthians 14:33 and II John 3).

1. We can find peace from God through His word (Psalms 119:165, Proverbs 3:1-2, and II Peter 1:2-4).

2. We can find peace from God through brethren, whom are a blessing from God (II Corinthians 7:5-7; cf. Romans 16:1-4).

3. We can relieve ourselves of burdens by praying {through prayer; w/o the expectation of miraculous intervention; see: I Corinthians 13:8-10} to our Father (I Peter 5:6-7).

4. Through these things we will have a peace that is beyond comprehension that is based in human reasoning (Philippians 4:6-8).

B. With God being our source of peace, we can think of our salvation to have peace of mind (Romans 5:1-11).

1. Therefore, when things are really bad, think about the reward that awaits us (Luke 6:22-23).

2. Looking forward to our end keeps us steady (II Corinthians 4:6-5:1)

C. Times can be tough, but we have to stand secure in the Lord (Philippians 4:1 and Hebrews 3:14).

1. Our hope is our anchor (Hebrews 6:17-20).

2. {Understand that this point is an application; realizing that miracles have ceased and weÕre not literally in a storm on a boat} - It is easier to sleep through a storm when you have real faith (Mark 4:35-41; cf. Psalms 46:1-11).

 

III. Conclusion: Peace, among other things, is the fruit of spiritually minded people (Galatians 5:22-24).  If you canÕt find mental peace, YOU ARE the problem (Isaiah 57:21).

 

 

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