I continue to share some thoughts on fear and today look at the idea of the peace of God. You can read it at the bottom on the ‘thought for the day’.
Small Group’s Update
Our small group ministry for the fall is now launching. If you were here on Sunday you should have received a list of the groups available. If you missed that or were on the livestream a list is available. Let me know if you'd like one. You’ll see there are a lot of different opportunities to connect and grow in community.
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Thought for the day: Seek the peace of God
Fear brings turmoil in our hearts and minds. When we’re filled with so much fear, we can’t think properly. It seems everything that we do is subject to danger. We’re constantly stricken with the thought that things can go wrong.
Thankfully, God left us His peace. Jesus said this: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Jesus gives us a reason why we shouldn’t be afraid. He gives us peace and this should assuage our fear. But you may ask, how can peace extinguish fear in our heart? AD
The simple answer is that the two are contrary to each other. You can’t have both peace and fear at the same time. It is either you are peaceful or fearful. It can’t be both.
The peace that Jesus brings originates from Him. It is NOT something that you ordinarily get from the world. For most people, peace is the absence of conflict and war. But for God, peace is having an intimate and close relationship with Him.
Peace is having God in your life. Peace comes from the assurance and belief that God is always in control. When you are filled with this type of peace, then you can cast away fear from your heart. Get the peace of God!
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