• Dr. Mike Routt


As we enter a new month, Ross Jagers and I are introducing a new message series for February: PEACE WITH GOD/PEACE OF GOD. In the first two weeks, we will focus on the theme of “Peace with GOD.” In the last two weeks, we will focus on the theme of “Peace of GOD.” Peace with GOD is the starting point. You cannot experience the peace of GOD until you have made peace with GOD. In this series, Ross and I will share the way you can both experience peace with GOD and the peace of GOD in your personal lives.

GOD’s Word places great emphasis on the word “peace.” The writer of Psalm 4:8 declared, “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.The psalmist experiences GOD’s peace because (1) he has a personal relationship with GOD, and (2) he trusts GOD with his life and his future.

II Thessalonians 3:16 states, “Now may the LORD of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way.” This verse teaches us that “the LORD” is the source of peace and is also the giver of peace “at all times and in every way.” We desperately need His peace as we live in this stress-filled world!

We can not adequately explain or define GOD’s peace. We do know, however, when we experience His peace, it protects our hearts and our minds as they are threatened by stressful thoughts or circumstances. Philippians 4:7 declares, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Ross and I invite you to pray for us as we study, prepare and preach each Biblical text in regard to His peace. Pray for lives to be transformed by GOD’s Word!

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