Summary: A biblical prescription for peace
“Peace That Passeth All Understanding”
Intro: 1. Do all Christians have this kind of peace?
2. Think of a person you know who does and see if they have these characteristics
I. Rejoice in the Lord always. (4)
A. The focus of our joy (In the Lord)
*What do you rejoice in?
B. Fullness of our joy (always or in everything)
*All things are not good but will work out for our good
II. Remain gentle to all (5) (Moderation – gentleness)
*”The Lord is at hand” – God is watching you.
A. Loveless (enemies)
C. Loved ones. (The Church)
III. Reject Anxiety (6) (Careful – anxious)
A. Prayer, the direction of our plea – to God
B. Supplication, the desire of our plea – Help!
C. Thanksgiving, the disposition of our plea – Faith
Ill – Paul and Silas in prison
They all had these three elements in there life.