Entering God's Rest
This week's message is Entering God's Rest. Choose your connection speed to listen: dialup - broadband - transcript
The peace of God not a worldly type of peace, the absense of war, the absense of strife, the absense of arguments and verbal attacks. Rather, the peace that comes from God is a peace that goes much deeper than our outer circumstances, and remains solid regardless of what is going on around us.
Today we look at what the Bible says about peace, discover what hinders us from having true peace, and see how we can have absolute peace in the middle of our storms.
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Hinderances to and the Source of True Peace and Rest
"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, John 14:27
It's not a worldly type of peace, the absense of war, the absense of strife, the absense of arguments and verbal attacks. Rather, the peace that comes from God is a peace that goes much deeper than our outer circumstances. In fact, the peace that comes from trusting in God is a peace that is solid and sure regardless of what is going on around you.
If your circumstances are stronger than your peace, then for one reason or another, you are not filled with the peace of God, and my prayer is that you find that peace today.
While the world's view of peace lies in a lack of turmoil on the outside, the peace of God manifests in a lack of turmoil on the inside. And while the peace of the world cannot alter the actions of those without true peace, the true inner peace that comes from God will always alter the actions of those who have it.
In Hebrews chapters three and four, we read about another day of rest God set aside for those who put their trust in him. This day is called "Today." It is timeless and eternal. And it comes only from God. Choose your connection speed at the top of this newsletter or subscribe to the podcast to find out how you can experience permanent peace today.
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