Pursuing the Peace of God

Philippians 4:2-23

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

Philippians 4:7

 

Main idea:  An abiding relationship with Christ produces peace with one another, peace within and peace in life’s circumstances.

  • Pursue peace with one another.  4:2-7
    • Rejoice in what God has done for you.
    • Be gentle and kind.
    • Remove your anxiousness.
    • Be thankful.
    • Realign yourself with God through prayer.

 

  • Pursue peace personally. 4:8-9
    • Dwell on thoughts that please the Father.
    • Put into practice that which pleases the Father.

 

  • Find peace in your present circumstances. 4:10-23
    • Find joy in contentment.
    • Trust in the great provider.

 

Reflection:

Is there someone with whom I need to seek personal peace?

Do I respond to uncertainty with dependence or fear?

Do I direct my thoughts or am I carried on by circumstances?

Do I rely on God as my provider or myself?