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1 “In Christ” Relationships “in Christ” – Peace, perfect Peace

2 Peace  Peace with God  Peace within  Peace with others

3 “In Christ” Which epistles/letters did Paul write?  Romans  1&2Corinthians  Galatians  Ephesians  Philippians  Colossians  1&2Thessalonian s  1&2Timothy  Titus  Philemon “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”

4 “In Christ” Philippians 4:6-7 (NIVUK) Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Inner peace

5 “In Christ” Inner peace  Prayer, Petition, Thanksgiving Give situations over to God Peace follows as a result  God’s peaces guards our hearts and minds

6 “In Christ” John 14:7 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. NIVUK Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid. Good News

7 “In Christ” Inner peace  A promise  A provision  A person – Jesus You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)

8 “In Christ” Peace with God Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1-2 (NIVUK)

9 “In Christ” Peace with God  We were God’s enemies (Colossians 1:21)  We have been reconciled through Jesus (Romans 5:10) We have peace with God because of Jesus Jesus Himself is our peace and He lives in us When we are united with Him (i.e. in Christ) peace is the natural outcome  We can’t manufacture peace with God but we can receive it

10 “In Christ” Peace with other people If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone Romans 12:18 (NIVUK) And now, my friends, good-bye! Strive for perfection; listen to my appeals; agree with one another; live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you 2Corinthians 13:11 (GNT) Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord Hebrews 12:14 (TNIV)

11 “In Christ” Moving Onwards  Do I use God as a backstop or do I commit my ways to Him all the time? “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed” Proverbs 16:3 (NIVUK)  In what situations do I become anxious? Identify the areas and bring them to God  Is there anyone with whom I’ve not made peace yet? What prevents me from forgiving as I have been forgiven?


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