Standing Strong

Standing in Peace

Stand firm then with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

– Ephesians 6:15

The meaning of peace

The Greek term that Paul uses here literally means to be bound, united or woven together with God.

Peace is seen in unity with Christ
Peace is in a heart that is reconciled through Christ
Peace is a spirit that is in harmony with Jesus
Peace is tranquility in any and every situation
Peace is stillness that exists in the midst of chaos
Peace is rest for the deepest recesses of the heart
Peace is serenity for the soul

The role of the boots

Boots give a solid footing
Boots help keep the soldier stable
Boots are a sign of readiness
Boots offer additional support

How Peace functions like the boots

Peace gives us solid ground through our problems
Peace offers us stability when life gets shaky
Peace helps us to be ready to share the gospel
Peace gives us support through all of life

Peace and Burdens

Peace Burden
Personal Lost
Spiritual Spiritually Needy
Eternal Earthly
Forgiveness Unforgiven

Jesus on Peace

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.

– John 16:33

Peace is part of the message of Jesus
Peace is gained through the ministry of Jesus
Peace is brought through the mission of Jesus

Paul on Peace

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

– Philippians 4:7

Peace is above our understanding
Peace is defends our heart
Peace is protects our mind

What do we do with the peace we have?

Peace is meant to be sensed
Peace is meant to be shown
Peace is meant to be shared