Pastor's Sunday Sermon
December 3, 2023
One definition of inner peace is to have security regardless of the situation.
One of the main detractors form our inner peace is stress.
With today's technology do you think we have more or less stress than those that lived in eras past? We as Christians can battle stress by the knowledge that our futures are in God's hands!! A few ways to maintain your inner peace:
1. Beware of those that steal your peace, and fend them off.
2. Take a mental health day when needed
3. Rethink your to do lists and remove things that battle your peace
4. Do not strive to always seek approval from others
5. Be still when appropriate. Don't get overly worked up by things
6. Let music move you emotionally
7. Have frequent quality of life check ups
Peace is a gift from God. We are warned that fear and worry are the enemies of peace. We are to trust in God. Cast our fears and worries on Him and then let go of them.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:23
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1:2
Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—
Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not trust in an idol
or swear by a false god.[a]
may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart through all generations.
Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it.
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