Presentation on theme: "Jesus, The Giver of Peace The world yearns for peace Peace is rarely an accomplished fact Peace is a yearning hope."— Presentation transcript:
Jesus, The Giver of Peace The world yearns for peace Peace is rarely an accomplished fact Peace is a yearning hope
We Long For Peace of Mind Relationships: family, friends, co-workers In sickness, troubles, even death From financial anxieties From fear of old age security Fears of threats to our country From threat of terrorists
Fears Are Real 9-11 attack on World Trade Center Pentagon and intended for White House Twenty-two terrorists attacks against USA Terrorist groups lurking everywhere Americans know fear, uncertainty
Threats Are Not New Caliph Umar in the 7th century Salidin in the 12th century Sultan Selim and Suleiman in 16 th century
In Our Lifetime Extremist Islamic call for Holy War revived Radical interpretation of Mohammed Muammar Gaddhafi of Libya Ayatollah Kohmeini of Iran Osama bin Laden Threats are real and personal
America At Attention President Bush declares war on terrorist Anxieties and fears paralyzed many Purchase of sleeping pills quadrupled People are looking for solutions to fear
God Has Remedy For Fear Jesus faced His greatest trial of eternity He left these two statement of comfort: “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world give, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” John 14:27. “…that in Me you may have peace.” John 16:33
“In the world you have tribulation.” Dedication Obedience Fervency to God Does not bring exemption from trouble No One is Exempt From Fear
Three Reasons For Troubles Others cause troubles for us We make decisions that bring trouble The Devil causes trouble for us A word that describes someone having a series of troubles: L-I-F-E!
We Become Strong In Trials Apostle Paul Knew hunger, suffered need Being humbled, he taught us “…I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am” “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:12, 13
God Wants To Give Peace Faith is the remedy for anxiety and fear “…do not be anxious for your life…” “Look at the birds…they do not sow” “...your heavenly Father feeds them.” “Are you not worth much more than they” “Do not be afraid, little flock”
“Peace I leave with you;” “My peace I give to you…” “…In Me you have peace.” Our sins are forgiven We have peace with God True Peace is in Christ
Disciples were fearful after Jesus’ death They were perplexed by unusual events Thought Jesus would be crowned King They would rule with Him in Jerusalem Now He was crucified and buried Jesus appeared and brought peace Peace in Perplexities
Storms of life will come to everyone “…Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer...let your requests be made know to God. And the peace of God,...shall guard your heart and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:4 In Jesus We Find Peace, Too
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