Summary: To know and apply GOD's Peace in our hearts and minds.
Do you have His Peace?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To know and apply GOD's Peace in our hearts and minds.
Philippians 4:7 (Amplified Bible)
And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Know and apply GOD's Peace in our hearts and minds.
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: 60 - 64 A.D.
C. Purpose: 3-fold purposes:
1. To express Paul's affection for the Philippian believers
2. To thank them for their gift
3. To encourage them to a lifestyle of unity, holiness and joy
D. To whom written: Philippian believers
E. Main theme: JESUS CHRIST
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Transcends all understanding
"And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding"
1. GOD's Peace is a:
Psalms 29:11 (Amplified Bible)
The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.
Psalms 119:165 (Amplified Bible)
Great peace have they who love Your law; nothing shall offend them or make them stumble.
Proverbs 3:2 (Amplified Bible)
For length of days and years of a life [worth living] and tranquility [inward and outward and continuing through old age till death], these shall they add to you.
Isaiah 32:17 (Amplified Bible)
And the effect of righteousness will be peace [internal and external], and the result of righteousness will be quietness and confident trust forever.
Isaiah 26:3 (Amplified Bible)
You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.
d. Like a river
Isaiah 48:18 (Amplified Bible)
Oh, that you had hearkened to My commandments! Then your peace and prosperity would have been like a flowing river, and your righteousness [the holiness and purity of the nation] like the [abundant] waves of the sea.
Isaiah 54:13 (Amplified Bible)
And all your [spiritual] children shall be disciples [taught by the Lord and obedient to His will], and great shall be the peace and undisturbed composure of your children.
e. CHRIST's legacy - He left something for us, His disciples, something that can't be faked, that is His genuine Peace.
John 14:27 (Amplified Bible)
Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]