by Kerry Shook

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Prince of Peace (4 of 4)
Series: Jesus for President - Making Christ the Commander-In-Chief of Every Decision
Kerry Shook
Isaiah 9:6, Luke 2:14, John 14:27, Matthew 6:10

3 Causes of War in our Hearts and Minds

- We battle with circumstances that are uncontrollable.

- We battle with people who are unchangeable.

- We battle with problems that are unexplainable.

''For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. And the government
will rest on His shoulders. These will be His royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.'' Isaiah 9:6 (NLT)

''Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.'' Luke 2:14 (NIV)

''I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give isn't fragile like the peace the world gives. So don't be troubled or afraid.''
John 14:27 (LB)

God's Personal Peace Plan For My Life

1. I accept the Prince of Peace's Plan.

''May Your kingdom come; may Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.''
Matthew 6:10 (GN)

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, taking as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen
--Reinhold Niebuhr

2. I surrender to the Prince of Peace's Control.

''Surrender yourself to the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.''
Psalm 37:7a (GW)

''Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker- An earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth! Will the clay say to the potter, 'What are you doing?' Or the thing you are making say, 'He has no hands?''' Isaiah 45:9 (NASB)

3. I trust the Prince of ...

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