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Summary: Jesus told the disciples that he no longer calls them servants but Friend. Once we establish a friendship with God, then we can enjoy the Peace that surpasses all human understanding.

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Friends of God

So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.

Romans 5:11 NLT

1.At peace with the environment

But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?” When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

Mark 4:37?-?40 NLT

2.At Peace With others.

And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.

James 3:18 NLT

3. At peace with your self.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6?-?7 NLT

4.At peace with the past.

“But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

Isaiah 43:18?-?19 NLT

5.At peace with the present.

Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.

Lamentations 3:21?-?23 NLT

6.At peace with the future.

Look at those who are honest and good, for a wonderful future awaits those who love peace.

Psalms 37:37 NLT

©Pastor Lucy Paynter.


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