Could it be that peace is among the more elusive qualities that God desires us to have? Anxiety, fear, stress, and worry—so much a part of all of our lives—repel peace. With the words of Jesus resonating in my ears and in my heart—“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” (John 14:27)—we should be doing better at this.
Join us as we resume our series entitled Make Ready. We’ll be in John 21:15-23 seeking to be at peace with God and therefore our circumstances. Peter had a stirring personal encounter with Jesus that laid the foundation for his future life and work, giving him the peace he needed to do what God had called him to do.
If you’ve missed or want to review the first four messages in this series, follow the links for “Unwavering Faith” (Joshua and Caleb), “Clear Identity” (Jacob), “Highest Integrity” (Daniel), and “Radical Devotion” (Ruth)—all things God wants us to have in preparation for the work he wants to do in and through us.
Pastor Todd Dugard // John 21:15-23
April 17, 2016
You’ll have God-given peace when you understand that…
• You can’t be in conflict with God and be at peace (v. 15-17)
• You can’t choose your own way and be at peace (v. 18-19)
• You can’t compare yourself to others and be at peace (v. 20-23)