Finding Peace With God — and Yourself. By Dr. Chuck Pedersen

Philippians 4:4-9, NIV

4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heats and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praise worthy–think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

 

I.Introduction

II.Rejoice in the Presence of the Lord (v. 4-5)

III.Rely on the Power of the Lord (v. 6)

IV.Remember the Provision of the Lord (v. 6b)

V.Rest in the Peace of the Lord (v. 7)

VI.Reflect on the Plan of the Lord (v. 8-9)

VII.Conclusion

Surrounded By God. By Dr. Charles Pedersen, Pastor

Psalm 18 2

 

I.Introduction

II.Surrounded By God’s Promises

III.Surrounded By God’s Peace

IV.Surrounded By God’s Protection

V.Surrounded By God’s Power

VI.Conclusion

 

Psalm 125

A song of ascents.

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
    which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
    so the Lord surrounds his people
    both now and forevermore.

The scepter of the wicked will not remain
    over the land allotted to the righteous,
for then the righteous might use
    their hands to do evil.

Lord, do good to those who are good,
    to those who are upright in heart.
But those who turn to crooked ways
    the Lord will banish with the evildoers.

Peace be on Israel.

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