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A. Intro - I'm going to give you access to a priceless commodity today? What is it? Peace.
When you don't have it, you'll be like the man who said I can't take it anymore. I want to take everything and blow it up.
PEACE - (a pet peeve of mine is thinking peace is just the absence of stress) - spinach on teeth
1. peace, prosperity, i.e., an intact state of favorable circumstance ()
2. completeness, i.e., the state of a totality of a collection ()
3. safeness, salvation, i.e., a state of being free from danger ()
4. health, i.e., a state of lack of disease and a wholeness or well-being ()
5. satisfaction, contentment, i.e., the state of having one’s basic needs or more being met and so being content ()
6. friend, companion, i.e., one who has an association with another with affection or regard ()
7. blessing, i.e., the content of the act of giving kindness to another ()
B. PEACE DEFINED According to Strong’s Complete Concordance of the Bible, one Hebrew word for prosperity is shalom, which is the word for peace. Shalom is also “completeness, contentment, wholeness, and soundness and safety”
Prosperity is quietness, ease, abundance, and peace.
If we are in financial distress, can’t find or keep a job, have recurring difficulties in our relationships, and are not able to realize our dreams, we are not yet at peace.
That doesn't mean trouble won't come, but you can stand up and tell it to go. Even when worry, fear, or anxiety stop by, you can show them the door.
C. The whole world is looking for peace. But there is only one way to peace, and that is through Jesus.
The whole world is looking for peace. But there is only one way to peace, and that is through Jesus.
Anxiety meds
Stress that leads to depression
preparing for our futures
Do you want to live a STRESS FREE CARE FREE LIFE? Well, let me introduce you to the way...His name is Jesus.
John 14:6 KJV 1900
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Jesus spoke His word so we would have peace.
John 16:33 KJV 1900
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
He is called the Lord is peace
He is called the Lord is peace
No Jesus. No Peace.
Know Jesus. Know peace.
D. Blessed are the Peacemakers
Matthew 5:9 KJV 1900
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
You create peace where ever you bring Christ in you. You can change a room because the Prince of Peace lives in you.
We need peace before we can deliver it.
JESUS IN THE BOAT HAD PEACE THEN COMMANDED PEACE. HE SPOKE KINGDOM
Romans 14:17 KJV 1900
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,
When you are in the kingdom, you have shalom.
When you are in the kingdom, you have shalom.
E. Do you want to love life and see good days? Speak peace and blessing over your neighbors.
1 Peter 3:10–11 KJV 1900
For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.
You can have a good life.
REFRAIN YOUR TONGUE FROM EVIL = Don't gossip, fight, lie, or argue. SAY WHAT YOU MEAN.
Don't walk in confusion or stress.
Seek peace and pursue it.
Speak peace and bless others.
Bless those who curse you
Do good to those who hate you
Pray for those who despitefully use and persecute you.
To bless means —“to invoke divine favor on, to bestow happiness, prosperity or good things of all kinds;
Romans 12:18 KJV 1900
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Peacemakers create peace and also make room for other peacemakers in their life.
People can't drive you crazy if you don't give them the keys. If you give them the keys, you’re giving them permission to take you on a ride.
Here’s a rule I have for myself, I'll jump into the roller coaster if we're getting off but I'm not just going along for the ride. AS MUCH AS DEPENDS ON ME MEANS IT DOESN’T COMPLETELY DEPEND ON ME.
You'll always have a hard time walking in peace if you're making room for crazy makers.
Examples - a guy with some poor business ethics and even poorer people skills used to come to the church. He’d pressure people for referrals, push them for work and was rude when he didn’t get his way...I knew it was a problem I needed to take care of when I saw people going the other way when they saw him. I talked with him, he got upset and left the church. The next week people remarked about the peace they felt at service...
a pastor suspected a lady in the church didn’t like him much but observed she worked well with other women leaders. He suspected she had problems with men. Then one day he asks her if he did anything to offend her. She says no but asks him to be more like four other people, which is fine but they were all women.
You ever have one of those moments where you almost say something but you don’t. That was one of those moments. I wanted to point out they were all women but I realized. I wasn’t winning this one. I did say I’ll try and then made a mental note not to ask her to do anything long term in the church she won’t be here long.
How do I keep my mind stayed on Him?
Keep your mind stayed on Him
Isaiah 26:3 KJV 1900
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on thee: Because he trusteth in thee.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on thee:
How do I keep my mind stayed on Him?
Because he trusteth in thee.
Discipline my mind to focus on God and His covenant promises. What happens when you spend time focusing on a problem? It gets bigger. In the same way, you can have a greater sense of His presence, promise and provision.
Mediate upon His word
NLT
Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble.
NCV
Those who love your teachings will find true peace and nothing will defeat them.
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
1. peace, prosperity, i.e., an intact state of favorable circumstance ( );
2. completeness, i.e., the state of a totality of a collection ( );
3. safeness, salvation, i.e., a state of being free from danger ( );
4. health, i.e., a state of lack of disease and a wholeness or well-being ( [EB 3]);
5. satisfaction, contentment, i.e., the state of having one’s basic needs or more being met and so being content ( );
6. friend, companion, i.e., one who has an association with another with affection or regard ( );
7. blessing, i.e., the content of the act of giving kindness to another ( );
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