Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: Peace
Joyce Meyer - Watch Sermon: Don't Let Conflict Steal Your Peace - Part 2. Strife and conflict can steal your peace, but God is your vindicator. Today on Enjoying Everyday Life, Joyce Meyer shares how to disagree agreeably and walk in love.
Joyce Meyer (January-04-2023) Daily Devotional: Righteousness and Peace.
I love today’s scripture because it teaches us that in order to have God’s mercy, we must face truth, and that peace only comes from understanding righteousness with God. Jesus says that if we continue in His Word, then we will know the truth and it will set us free (see John 8:32). Some people avoid the truth because it is often painful to face. However, it is the only thing that makes us free. Once we face truth, we can ask for and receive God’s mercy.
In order to have peace with God, we must understand what it means to be in right standing with God through faith in Christ. When we know we are made right with God and that He loves and accepts us, we can have and enjoy peace with Him. If we don’t have peace with Him, we cannot enjoy peace with ourselves or with other people.
Jesus, who was perfect and knew no sin, became sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Christ (see 2 Corinthians 5:21). Receive your right standing with God through faith, and it will be life changing. You need not always feel that something is wrong with you, because God sees you as right through your faith in Jesus. We don’t do everything right, but God’s righteousness has been given to us as a gift, and the more we believe it, the more our actions will be right also.
Prayer of the Day: Father, thank You for mercy, righteousness, and peace. These are wonderful blessings from You, and I appreciate them and want to walk in them fully. Teach me to receive and enjoy the gifts You have given to me.
Joyce Meyer - Watch Sermon: Don't Let Conflict Steal Your Peace - Part 1. Would you like less conflict in your life? Today, Joyce discusses how to disagree agreeably and exchange conflict for God’s perfect peace.
Joyce Meyer (January-03-2023) Daily Devotional: Make and Maintain Peace.
Have you ever known anyone who seems to stir up trouble everywhere they go? A gathering of people can be fairly calm and enjoyable, but when that person arrives, it becomes tense and unpleasant. In contrast, have you ever known someone who can be in the midst of conflict and seem to de-escalate it with just a few words of wisdom, a look, or a steady, quiet demeanor? This is the kind of person today’s scripture describes.
Everywhere we look today, we seem to see a lack of peace. In some cases, and some places in the world, there is all-out war. In other places, there is unrest. In others, there are disagreements and differences of opinion that make living together or working together uncomfortable. People of peace can go into these circumstances and calm the people involved. They know just how to pray and just what to say to defuse anger. Let me encourage you today: Next time you find yourself in a tense situation, choose not to join in and make it worse. Choose instead to ask God to help you bring and keep peace.
Prayer of the Day: Father, help me to be a maker and a maintainer of peace everywhere I go. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Charles Stanley (December-04-2022) Daily Devotional: Sunday Reflection: The Promise of Peace.
Believers can experience God's perfect peace right now.
If you could pick one word to describe the world today, what would it be? With everything going on, few of us would choose the word peaceful. Nevertheless, God promises us this very thing.
The Hebrew word for peace is shalom, which means so much more than the absence of conflict. It’s a term that speaks of completeness and soundness. It is the ideal both for our lives and for the world—a return to creation as it was before sin and separation. In other words, it’s perfect peace, which is possible only with God.
Look at Isaiah 11:1-10. Does the prophet’s description of the future kingdom seem impossible to you? We’re so accustomed to sin and death that it’s difficult to imagine a world without violence. “They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain,” God promises, “for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (v. 9). Such is the greatness of God’s shalom—a reality can we experience even now.
Think about it
• Spend time reflecting on God’s promises. How can focusing on them help you experience peace here and now?
David Jeremiah (November-24-2022) Daily Devotional: Peace and Gratitude.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. - Colossians 3:15
Recommended Reading: Psalm 107:1-9 - THANKSGIVING TO THE LORD FOR HIS GREAT WORKS OF DELIVERANCE
107 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!For His mercy endures forever.2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,3 And gathered out of the lands,From the east and from the west,From the north and from the south. 4 They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way;They found no city to dwell in.5 Hungry and thirsty,Their soul fainted in them.6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,And He delivered them out of their distresses.7 And He led them forth by the right way,That they might go to a city for a dwelling place.8 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,And for His wonderful works to the children of men!9 For He satisfies the longing soul,And fills the hungry soul with goodness.
Microscopes and telescopes help us focus on one thing—a cell or a star. The idea of focusing reminds us that the human brain can only be occupied with one thought or subject at a time. As much as we like to think we are multitasking, we’re really just switching quickly between different tasks or thoughts.
When we focus on a problem or circumstance in life, we exclude all else—especially the solutions or the things that are not a problem. That must be one of the reasons Paul wrote, “Be anxious for nothing” (Philippians 4:6). And he wrote in Colossians 3:15, “Let the peace of God rule in your hearts.” When we are anxious about a problem, we can’t be thankful for the good things around us; we can’t see them when we are focused only on the problem. But when we are at peace, we can be thankful for all of God’s blessings and gifts—and the solution He can provide to the problem we are facing.
Instead of being anxious today—focusing only on a problem—be at peace. Look around and focus with thanksgiving on all of God’s good gifts.
God’s giving deserves our thanksgiving. - Unknown
1. I would like to say thank you to all people who suppors Ukraine in dark days. We appreciate all the military and diplomatic support and hospitality you gave to our people in need. Your support and your prayers are very important for us. I have no doubt that we are alive because of the grace of God, your support and our army.
2. We have been living under daily Russian missile strikes. Every person in Ukraine is aware that every day of life can be the last, because deadly missiles and drones are falling from the sky. We realize that air defense cannot shoot down all Russian missile strikes. But we always hope for success. Therefore, the explosion in Poland due to the problems of the air defense system of Ukraine became a big shock. We pray for the relatives of the victims, it shouldn`t have happened at all.
While the Ukrainian army is liberating the occupied territories, Russian missile strikes are destroying our energy system. Currently, 50% of the infrastructure of the energy system has been destroyed. Therefore, Ukrainians have numerous problems related to the periodic lack of electricity, mobile communications, water, heating, and the Internet. Our government calls the situation - “The war against the civilian population” by committing the most massive acts of terrorism in the 21st century. But all these problems are nothing compared to how our defenders live in the trenches, especially in the winter time.
Ukrainians continue to support our military in every possible way. Even children regularly fundraise for the purchase of items needed by the military. I hope that the war will end as soon as possible, because every day Ukrainians die under Russian missile shellings, from hunger, from the lack of heating, from the lack of medicine especially in the occupied territories. It is true that the number of Russian soldiers who died is very large, but the terrible loss of the civilian population in Ukraine is also true. Because the Russian army systematically exterminated and is exterminating civilians of our country. You can read about Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine here
3. The fate of tens of thousands of Ukrainian children who were kidnapped by Russian soldiers and taken to Russia for re-education remains unknown. When I think about their fate, I remember that the Russian state was a vassal of the Mongol Empire in the Middle Ages. The Mongols kidnapped children from Ukraine and turned them into slaves. So we must do everything possible to save these children and return them to their parents or relatives in Ukraine. The same applies to a large number of Ukrainian prisoners of war who are in terrible Russian prisons where they are systematically starved. Today we offer to watch an interview with the Azov soldier "Frost", who was in a prisoner of war camp the Olenivka. There are English subtitles. Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU0LPkEJivE and Part 2 https://youtu.be/-HUh1n6Pzgg
4. You can find more information about war in Ukraine here:
- Defense Express https://en.defence-ua.com/
- The current news in Ukraine. https://t.me/ukrainenowenglish
YouTube channels of Ukrainian journalists and activists (with English subtitles or voiceover)
- Denis Kazanskyi https://www.youtube.com/c/DenisKazanskyi/videos
- BIHUS info https://www.youtube.com/c/BIHUSinfo/videos
- Security Service of Ukraine
4. PLEASE Support the Armed Forces of Ukraine!
INTERNATIONAL CHARITABLE FOUNDATION "COME BACK ALIVE" https://savelife.in.ua/en/donate-en/#donate-army-card-monthly
CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation https://prytulafoundation.org/en/home/support_page
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Sarah Jakes Roberts - Watch Sermon: Finding Peace in the Storms of Your Life.
Sarah Jakes Roberts & Touré Roberts sit down with host, Bobby Schuller, on TBN's Praise. Listen in as Touré Roberts and Sarah Jakes Roberts discuss the idea of balance. Through creating balance in your life and resting in God, you will able to progress in areas that you never imagined you could.
David Jeremiah (October-10-2022) Daily Devotional: A Flood of Peace.
The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood, and the Lord sits as King forever. The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace. - Psalm 29:10-11
Recommended Reading: Philippians 4:6-9 - 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
Sometimes we hear Christians say, “Don’t worry; God is still on His throne.” But the word “still” could easily be deleted from the statement. “Still” implies the possibility that God might one day not be on His throne.
The psalmist used the imagery of God on His throne and illustrated it with reference to the most disruptive time in earth’s history: the Flood (Genesis 6–9). Some interpreters see “Flood” as referring to troubles in general, as in Psalm 29:3. While “Flood” can refer to troubles in the Old Testament, the past tense “sat” suggests a reference to a flood in the past—the Flood in Genesis. If God was on His throne during the Flood, surely He is on His throne and ruling during all of life’s “floods.” Just as Paul promised in Philippians 4:6-7 (“the peace of God”) and 4:8-9 (“the God of peace”), peace will be found when God is ruling during life’s troubles.
Whatever “flood” you are going through right now, remember: God is on His throne and will be forever. Receive the blessing of His peace!
Peace rules the day when Christ rules the mind. - Unknown
Charles Stanley (September-05-2022) Daily Devotional: The Source of Peace.
Jesus died in our place to provide the peace we need.
Romans 5:1-2 - Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.