I am so blessed to be writing this morning as I contemplate the sermon I am going to preach in just a few hours. This morning I am going to preach on PEACE. This is a sermon straight from my heart this week because I have been practically dealing with some chaos in my life. I have said before that anxiety is a strange feeling for me because I have never been one to dwell on things I cannot control. My faith is strong and I believe with all my heart, mind, and strength that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and that my eternal destination has been sealed. Yet with this medical issue I have this anxiety has been sneaking into my life, and if I am being quite honest and transparent, it has on a number of occasions rendered me useless in a complete state of panic. Now I am going to speak more on this during my sermon this morning but I wanted to bring it up in this blog because I am so overwhelmed with the PEACE of God this morning that I am just completely blown away at the truth and practical outpouring of God’s Word!
Now PEACE is a strange concept in our world today. I believe the enemy has done a fantastic job at maneuvering and striking in strategic locations of culture that produces maximum damage causing chaos to reign. Chaos is the opposite of peace. Chaos is the norm of our society. If things are not chaotic then people think that there is something wrong. I am going to give some very disturbing statistics this morning on Mental Illness. This is all a part of how chaos has become the very heartbeat of our culture and it has made even the idea of PEACE something that is unattainable and foreign. Therefore, as a culture we don’t even strive for PEACE anymore. We are perfectly content with chaos even though chaos is destroying everything and leaving all kinds of hurting people in its wake.
Church I want you to know this morning that no matter what kind of chaos happens to be ruling your life right now, the Peace of God can destroy chaos and bring into your life the kind of PEACE that surpasses all understanding. The kind of PEACE that makes people dumfounded because they cannot process how you can be overwhelmed with Shalom in the midst of the darkness! Only this kind of PEACE brings into your life the manifest presence of the God of Peace himself. Church you do not have to take my word for it just take God’s word for it!
I do hope you can make it to Joy Baptist Church this morning! Come and let the PEACE of God wash over your chaotic lives and bring to you a comfort that will guard you heart and minds!
Prayer—9:00 AM Sunday School—9:30 AM Worship—10:45 AM
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