The Path to Peace of Mind

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  • The Path to Peace of Mind

    1. 1. The Path ToPeace Of Mind Philippians 4:4-7
    2. 2. Philippians 4:4-7 4Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6Be anxious fornothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving,let your requests be made known to God; 7and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
    3. 3. The Path ToPeace Of Mind Philippians 4:4-7
    4. 4. Be Christ-like
    5. 5. Be Christ-likePhilippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus
    6. 6. Be Christ-likePhilippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ JesusGalatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
    7. 7. John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as theworld gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither letit be afraid.
    8. 8. Peace of God vs. Peace with GodPeace with God comes when one: Believes in Jesus Christ - John 8:24 Repents of sins - Luke 13:3 Confesses Jesus as the Son of God - Matthew 10:32, Acts 8:37 Submits to Baptism for the remission of sins - Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38 Remains Faithful until death - Revelation 2:10
    9. 9. I. Worry About Nothing Philippians 4:6 Beanxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, withthanksgiving, let your requests be made
    10. 10. What is worry?
    11. 11. What is worry?When youre more anxious about your own desires than what Gods willis, youre too anxious!
    12. 12. What is worry?When youre more anxious about your own desires than what Gods willis, youre too anxious! Matthew 6:25-27 "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
    13. 13. What is worry?When youre more anxious about your own desires than what Gods willis, youre too anxious! Matthew 6:25-27 "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
    14. 14. What is worry?When youre more anxious about your own desires than what Gods willis, youre too anxious! Matthew 6:25-27 "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
    15. 15. What is worry?
    16. 16. What is worry?When you hurry into hasty and ill-advised situations, youre too anxious!
    17. 17. What is worry?When you hurry into hasty and ill-advised situations, youre too anxious! Isaiah 28:16: ...Whoever believes will not act hastily.
    18. 18. What is worry?When you hurry into hasty and ill-advised situations, youre too anxious! Isaiah 28:16: ...Whoever believes will not act hastily.When you are constantly agitated in unrest, youre too anxious!
    19. 19. What is worry?When you hurry into hasty and ill-advised situations, youre too anxious! Isaiah 28:16: ...Whoever believes will not act hastily.When you are constantly agitated in unrest, youre too anxious! Mark 4:39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
    20. 20. Hurry, What is worry?When you hurry into hasty and ill-advised situations, youre too anxious! Isaiah 28:16: ...Whoever believes will not act hastily. Worry,When you are constantly agitated in unrest, youre too anxious! Mark 4:39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Bury!!
    21. 21. Trials will come
    22. 22. Trials will come1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trialwhich is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;
    23. 23. Trials will come1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trialwhich is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;1 Peter 4:13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christssufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad withexceeding joy.
    24. 24. Trials will come1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trialwhich is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;1 Peter 4:13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christssufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad withexceeding joy.James1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
    25. 25. Americas worry about...
    26. 26. Americas worry about... Things that never happened 40%Things that are in the past 30%Things that are petty and trivial 20% Things that are legitimate 8%
    27. 27. Americas worry about... Things that never happened 40%Things that are in the past 30%Things that are petty and trivial 20% Things that are legitimate 8%
    28. 28. Americas worry about... Things that never happened 40%Things that are in the past 30%Things that are petty and trivial 20% Things that are legitimate 8%
    29. 29. Americas worry about... Things that never happened 40%Things that are in the past 30%Things that are petty and trivial 20% Things that are legitimate 8%
    30. 30. MarthaLuke 10:38-42 Now it happened as they wentthat He entered a certain village; and a certainwoman named Martha welcomed Him into herhouse. 39And she had a sister called Mary,who also sat at Jesus feet and heard Hisword. 40But Martha was distracted with muchserving, and she approached Him and said,"Lord, do You not care that my sister has leftme to serve alone? Therefore tell her to helpme." 41And Jesus answered and said to her,"Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubledabout many things. 42But one thing is needed,and Mary has chosen that good part, which will
    31. 31. Parable of the sowerMatthew 13:22-23 Now he who received seed among the thorns is he whohears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of richeschoke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. 23But he who received seed onthe good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeedbears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."
    32. 32. II. Pray About Everything
    33. 33. II. Pray About EverythingC. H. Spurgeon - “Prayer is the curefor care”
    34. 34. II. Pray About EverythingC. H. Spurgeon - “Prayer is the curefor care”Prayer - general adoration to God
    35. 35. II. Pray About EverythingC. H. Spurgeon - “Prayer is the curefor care”Prayer - general adoration to GodSupplication - an earnest specificprayer
    36. 36. II. Pray About EverythingC. H. Spurgeon - “Prayer is the curefor care”Prayer - general adoration to GodSupplication - an earnest specificprayerRequests - a detailed petition
    37. 37. II. Pray About EverythingC. H. Spurgeon - “Prayer is the curefor care”Prayer - general adoration to GodSupplication - an earnest specificprayerRequests - a detailed petitionGuy King - God is interested in theconcert as a whole, the song selection inparticular, and the performers in detail
    38. 38. III. Be Thankful For Anything
    39. 39. III. Be Thankful For Anything John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
    40. 40. III. Be Thankful For Anything John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." 1 Peter 5:6-7 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
    41. 41. IV. Constantly Be WorkingPhilippians 4:6-9 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer andsupplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guardyour hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whateverthings are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just,whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things areof good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and receivedand heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
    42. 42. Train your mind
    43. 43. Train your mindRomans 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies ofGod, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable toGod, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed tothis world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you mayprove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
    44. 44. Train your mindRomans 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies ofGod, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable toGod, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed tothis world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you mayprove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”2 Corinthians 10:4-5 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal butmighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5casting down arguments andevery high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringingevery thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
    45. 45. Train your mindRomans 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies ofGod, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable toGod, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed tothis world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you mayprove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”2 Corinthians 10:4-5 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal butmighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5casting down arguments andevery high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringingevery thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring theissues of life.
    46. 46. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 We are hard pressed on every side, yet notcrushed; we are perplexed, but notin despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed

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