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A-2. John 14:1,27 – Jesus said for us NOT to LET our hearts be troubled in John 14:1. This shows, we have a choice; we CHOOSE to be troubled or NOT – we HAVE Jesus’ peace so we don’t have to be troubled (John 14:27). Jesus’ peace calms us in EVERY circumstance and gives us courage and strength, in EVERY challenge!
III. Bottomline: Philippians 4:6-7:
A-2. Philippians 4:6-7 – In short, Paul tells us in Philippians 4:6, not to be anxious or worry about ANYTHING, but to pray about EVERYTHING! Paul goes in verse 7, to give us a breakdown of what God’s peace (the peace Jesus gave us in John 14:27), will do for us. Paul shows us, that Jesus’ peace will help us in EVERY circumstance and challenge. The peace we inherited from Jesus, the peace that reassures our hearts, the peace that transcends ALL understanding, that peace which stands guard over our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus, is ours - when we CHOOSE to pray about the things that come to make us anxious or worry, instead of ALLOWING them to cause our hearts to be troubled, afraid, worried, or anxious!
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks