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2018.5.16 Peace Phil 4:7

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Philippians 4:7 NKJV
7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
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You’ve just gotten a ph. call. They’re calling to tell you how to get your money.
“…and I’ll have it for you when you get there.”
“…and I’ll have it for you when you get there.”
what would you do? What comes to mind? can you imagine how desparate you’d feel. talk about heart in your mouth
It starts out in the middle of something. You now something is due you. Based on who you know you’re talking to, it’s going to be good. BUT you don’t know what to do to get it. You don’t know where to go.
It starts out in the middle of something. You now something is due you. Based on who you know you’re talking to, it’s going to be good. BUT you don’t know what to do to get it. You don’t know where to go.
Pt: vs. 7 starts in the middle of a thought. read it…it’s missing something. We quote passage with intentions and expectations that we’ll get the sentinel of peace to show up.
sentinel: A soldier or guard whose job is to stand and keep watch.
It never says, “How you feel.” It’s not about if you’re doing well in life…if there stars are lining up
It never says, “How you feel.” It’s not about if you’re doing well in life…if there stars are lining up
Revelation: Don’t look for what you need somewhere it’ll never be!
Revelation: Don’t look for what you need somewhere it’ll never be!Revelation: Don’t look for what you need somewhere it’ll never be!
Transition:
Illustration: Who cooks…anybody gumbo? Pound cake. Try to ignore any 1 or 2 or 3 of the ingredients. How will it turn out? A: Not like you expect.
The answer to our out of whack position is we are skipping over the needed ingredients for peace.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 NKJV
16 Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.

The Lord is the source of peace (cf. 1 Thes. 5:23) and Paul prayed that He would bestow this on the Christians in Thessalonica. A Christian and a church enjoy peace when they are rightly related to the will of God. Paul prayed that this would be the Thessalonians’ condition at all times regardless of their circumstances, even in persecution.

Q: How do you pray this kind of prayer and believe it will work?
A: When you have what you need before you need the guard won’t stop moving!
Revelation: Don’t look for what you need somewhere it’ll never be!
Clarification: He’s not trying to infuse peace into a turbulent situation. He’s getting them ready for when a time comes and peace would seek to leak.
Ill: Quad was doing condition camp for summer lacrosse. He started 1 month ago. They don’t start playing til June but they’re practicing in April. Pt.: Coach knows that if they don’t start early, they won’t have what it takes to physically make it through the game and “wind” shouldn’t be what makes them lose. The way to coach against windless-ness in June is to make them run in April.

7 Ingredients to locking down Peace in your heart

Philippians 4:6–7 NKJV
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

#1-Rejoice in the Lord”

#2 Do it again

#3 Put on some lotion “let your gentleness be known to all men.”

WARNING: vs. 5b “The Lord is @ hand.”

#4-No Anxiety “be anxious for nothing”

axiom “if you are going to worry don’t pray…if you are going to pray don’t worry.”
You’ve got to answer hat scares you…what could scare you?
Presence of fear is absence of Love
1 John 4:18 NKJV
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

#5-24/7 Convo “but in everything by prayer and supplication”

“prayer” - prayer (petition) n. — any reverent petition to a deity.
prayer (petition) n. — any reverent petition to a deity.
“supplication”- divine entreaty n. — an earnest or urgent request (to God).
divine entreaty n. — an earnest or urgent request (to God).
I had to figure this out the hard way. I would ask or look to people or institution to work out a problem. Man will let you down
Numbers 23:19 NKJV
19 “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

#6-Be Thankful “with thanksgiving”

thanksgiving (act) n. — the act of expressing gratitude or showing appreciation to someone.
what separates perfecting (maturing) from others…you can thank God in everything
1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV
18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

#7- Ask Right “let your requests be made known to God”

You haven’t been talking to the right person!
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request (message) n. — a formal message submitted to an authority which asks for something.
1 John 5:15 NKJV
15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

Conclusion

When you’ve all of this THEN you’ll have a guard/sentinel that starts protecting your heart!!!
Don’t talk to me about not having peace if you haven’t been actively praying and walking out these 7 ingredients.
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