John 14:1, 27 and 16:33
Why does Peace Matter?
Peace is a universal requirement
Peace gives us rest
Peace rebuilds our strength
Peace brings resolution for stress
Trouble is a fact of life
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
Trouble cannot always be avoided
Trouble has a way of draining our strength
Trouble is already defeated
Trust is the antidote to trouble
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.
– John 14:1
Trust is an essential part of overcoming pressure
Trust begins in the heart
Trust resolves pressure caused by trouble
Tranquility is promised
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
– John 14:27
Tranquility is an inner peace that comes from Christ
Tranquility is a gift from Christ
Tranquility remedies our fears
How Do We Experience Peace?
P – Preserve a Proper perspective
E – Express your emotions
A – Accept what you cannot change
C – Call on God
E – Expect God to answer
Remember that peace is centered in Jesus
Rededicate your trust in Jesus
Receive the promise of peace