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We Believe That The BIBLE Is The Infallible Word of GOD
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~ Pastor's Encouraging Words ~
Peace--It's Your Inheritance!
Reference Verse:
John 14:27
  Paul said, "Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts"
(Col 3:15). Peace is your birthright. Jesus said, "My . . . peace I . . . bequeath to you." The word bequeath is used in the execution of a will. When somebody dies the bequeath their most valuable possessions to the people they love; they don't leave them junk. However, just because Jesus left His peace doesn't mean it automatically operates in our lives. It's a reserve we must draw from every day. And the enemy will do everything he can to deplete it. He knows when you're in turmoil you do and say things you later regret, plus, when you've lost your peace it's harder to hear from God.

  Anxiety is often our first reaction to conflict or problems. In those moments getting peaceful may seem disloyal or apathetic. Subconsciously we think, "If I care, I'll worry. If this is important, I must stay upset." It's a misguided belief that the outcome will be positively affected by the amount of time we spend worrying. No, your best problem-solving resource is peace. Solutions arise more easily and naturally out of a peaceful state, whereas, fear and anxiety block solutions.Anxiety empowers the problems; it doesn't help to harbor turmoil. God's peace is available if you choose it. So, refuse to let negative emotions run amok in your life. The Bible says, "When the Holy Spirit controls our lives he will produce . . . in us . . . peace" (Gal 5:22) Jesus said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled" (John 14:1). That means you have the option of choosing between peace and inner conflict. So choose peace--it's your inheritance!

  All of us are struggling to find that inner peace. That peace that can fill us with a spirit of calmness. We tend to look in all the wrong places or to the things that we think can bring us that type of peace. Jesus tells us that we need not to look any further for the peace we all are looking for comes from Him. Here is a phrase we all have seen at one time or another:
"No God, No Peace -- Know God, Know Peace".

Looking forward to seeing all of you Sunday... until then, God bless you all.

- With love -
Pastor Steve