PREVAILING PEACE (Ch. 6 Outline) by Amanda Morgan

  • What does the word peace mean to you?

  • There are many definitions to the word peace but one of the best ways to define it comes from the Merriam-Webster student dictionary where peace is defined as a freedom from upsetting thoughts or feelings. It also describes it as a harmony in personal relations.

  • Where/When do you experience upsetting thoughts or feelings in your everyday life? Is it when you watch the news, when you go to work, or even when you browse through social media?

  • The moments you listed above replace your peace with fear, anger & anxiety. Our emotions change from moment to moment and we should never make a permanent decision based on temporary feelings. In Genesis 4:6-8 this is exactly what Cain did. He acted out of anger and jealousy. Because of this emotional decision Cain lost all peace. Have you ever made a decision based on your emotions that you probably shouldn’t have made? What could you have done differently? What do you think would’ve been different if you would’ve waited for your emotions to change?

  • We can master our emotions and claim our peace back from the enemy. Read the following verses and write down some ways you can maintain your peace. Ephesians 4:26-27; Psalm 4:4; II Peter 5:7.

  • Read what Jesus told the disciples in John 14:27. We can still hold on to this promise today. Jesus is our comforter and Prince of Peace.

  • Galatians 5:22-26 tells us about the Fruit of the Spirit. Which of these do you need God to increase in your life? 

  • Read Philippians 4:6-8 and Colossians 3:15-16. Continuously ask God to help you not to act on your emotions and to give you His perfect peace. You can master it and receive “Prevailing Peace”!

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