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Don’t Pray for World Peace, Your Peace, or Their Peace

Don’t Pray for World Peace, Your Peace, or Their Peace

Mar 17, 2019

Passage: John 14:27

Preacher: Martin Lifer

Series: Pray in Penitence, Peace, Praise, Passion and Power

Category: Prayer


Scripture   John 14:27 & 16:33; Philippians 4:4-13

  • Don’t Pray for, Pay for, and Trust in the World’s Peace 

John 14:27 - 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.

Psalm 28:3 - Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors, but evil is in their hearts.

  • Don’t Pray for, Pay for, and Trust in Your Peace
  • Don’t Pray for, Pay for, and Trust in Their Peace
  • Pure, Perfect, Pi Peace Comes from and Is in The Prince of Peace.

Genesis 15, Isaiah 9:6-7, Micah 5:2-5, Luke 2:14, etc.

Ephesians 2:14-16 - For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has torn down the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing in His flesh the law of commandments and decrees. He did this to create in Himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace and reconciling both of them to God in one body through the cross, by which He extinguished their hostility.

  •  Get the Gospel … and Pray that They Get the Gospel! “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem!” Pray “Father, Hallowed Be Your Name; Your Kingdom Come!” Psalm 122:6; Luke 11:2

Romans 5:1 - Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 3:15 - Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,…

  • SHALOM: Learn the Secret. Philippians 4:11-13 … and preceding verses.
  • How to Pray in Perfect Peace – for the world, yourself & us, and for them.

Philippians 4:4-7 & 4:8-9

  •  Always Rejoicing, Reasonable, and Ready. (vv. 4-5)
  • Do not be anxious about anything. (v. 6)
  • But in and through everything -- with supplication and thanksgiving -- “let your requests be made known to God.” (v. 6)
  • Receive THE Answer to Your Prayers: The Blessing of God’s Peace Guarding Your Hearts and Minds in Christ Jesus. (v. 7)
  • Prioritize (Credit), Stay Your Mind on, and Practice Whatever is Just, Pure, Lovely, Commendable….“and the God of Peace will be with you.” (vv. 8-9)

Isaiah 26:3 – You keep him in perfect – the one whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.