The Promise of Peace (8 of 12) by David Cawston

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The Promise of Peace
Promises Series
David Cawston
John 14:27

Introduction:
In reading these chapters we cannot fail to see two important facts that Jesus plainly knew.
1. He knew that his suffering was approaching.
2. He possessed perfect peace.

We need to really understand what peace really is.
A. Absence of feeling.
It is not merely a negative quality of the mind in which we remain completely unaffected by the happenings and circumstances around us.
Peace to them is a passive condition in which we are insensitive to the troubles of life.
B. Suppression of feeling.

Notice that peace is tied to our emotions.

True peace is a restfulness which comes from an inward assurance of the vital issues of life.

Emotional Peace Busters.
Anxiety
Fear
Stress
Panic
Difficulties

True peace is a restfulness which comes from an inward assurance of the vital issues of life.
True peace comes from conviction.
Conviction is more than an opinion.
Today opinions have taken the place of convictions that is why there is so little peace.
A mans holds his opinion and changes them at will, but convictions hold him.
A man will argue for his opinions but he will die for his convictions.
Peace is fundamentally a matter of our convictions.
Our emotions will follow our commitments.
Instead today people let their commitments follow their emotions.
That is what causes such instability.
Our commitments become our convictions!
How are convictions created?

A. Conviction is build upon knowledge,
B. knowledge becomes belief by experience,
C. and belief becomes assurance by history.

Let us look at the convictions that made up the peace of Christ.
I. The Peace of Christ!
John 14:27
27 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.(NIV)


The convictions of Christ kept him in Peace.
A. He had an unserverable intimate relationship with the ...


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