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Amazing Peace In The Storm (1 of 2)
Introduction: Who is this series for? Let’s look at it, peace, peace, wonderful peace flowing down from heaven above. Maybe today would be stress, stress, horrible stress flowing into my life…as one woman said, “I feel like I’m going to lose my mind, with work, a destructive 2-year old, marriage, money, people, family. I feel like I am going to explode!”
We are delving into the true power of the peace of God. Peace is much more than just the absence of conflict. It is the presence of God in our life. When Jesus is securely fastened to our inner world, our spirit, we have the peace of God that passes all understanding of the world. The world or people who haven’t experienced the peace of God, do not understand how peace works. Peace is a comprehensive term including the benefits and blessings of salvation that God brings to us through Christ. Today, we will examine peace in the storms of life. Nature has many storms of various severities. We experience 16 million storms worldwide per year and 100,000 storms in the USA, with 10,000 classified as severe. We have gone through some amazing storms in the recent years with Hurricane Katrina, Ike and the tsunami in Indonesia in 2004. Storms are real and storms will come. Are you ready for the unprecedented storms of life?
I. PEACE IN EVERY SEASON OF LIFE
A. WHO IS PEACE INTENDED FOR?
1. Those living with too much inner turmoil
2. Those losing their grip on life
3. Those drained of hope and joy for the future
4. Those giving out more than they are taking in
5. Those facing a crisis
B. AMAZING PEACE
1. Peace is wholeness found in Christ that affects every area of life
2. Peace is having an inner place of rest, security, and trust
3. Peace is freedom from anxiety, worry, fear, and vain imaginations
4. Peace is to sit down in one’s heart while the world is standing in chaos around you
5. Peace is the inner attitude that is unaffected whe ...
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