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Personal Shalom

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Date: December 9, 2018

Speaker: Jay O'Brien

Series: The Fruit of the Spirit

Scripture: Philippians 4:2–4:9

Personal Peace

 

  • Peace is not the absence of pain

Psalm 102:1-6 - Hear my prayer, O Lord;let my cry come to you!Do not hide your face from me    in the day of my distress!Incline your ear to me; answer me speedily in the day when I call! For my days pass away like smoke, and my bones burn like a furnace.My heart is struck down like grass and has withered; I forget to eat my bread.Because of my loud groaning my bones cling to my flesh.I am like a desert owl of the wilderness, like an owl of the waste places;

 

  • Peace comes from aligning our mind with God's truth

A person who has no assured belief in the existence of a personal God, and no belief in a future existence with retribution or reward, such a person can have for his rule of life as far as I see, only to follow whatever impulses and instincts are the strongest, or whatever seems to him, to be the best ones.” - Charles Darwin, The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1876

There is no reason for attributing to a man a significance different in kind from that which belongs to a baboon or a grain of sand.The world has produced me and the rattlesnake, but I will kill it if I get the chance. The only reason is because it is incongruous to the world I want - the world everyone is trying to make according to one’s own power.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. 

Psalm 102:25-28 - Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end. The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you.

 

  • Peace comes from rooting our heart in God's love