Philippians 4:4-13, James 3, Proverbs 17:27-28.
One of the fruits of the spirit, peace is something that we need in our lives. The peace that the bible talks about comes from God, and transcends all understanding, guarding our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. This is from Philippians 4, and here’s an excerpt of Philippians 4 which provides a practical guide for our daily lives:
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
- Philippians 4:11-13. Why is it important to have peace in our lives (further reading verse 7)
- Verses 4-9. How can we become more peaceful? Where does the peace come from?
Sowing In Peace
- James 3:13-18. Compare the result of sowing in peace, and sowing in selfish ambition.
- Bonus Round: Proverbs 17:27-28. How does wisdom link with peace? (Further reading James 3)