Overflow - Part 3: "Death to Division"

Series: Overflow

When someone says that they want peace, what comes to mind?  Maybe the absence of conflict? Possibly inner tranquility?  And for any parent with young children, the word “quiet” needs to be in there.  Having peace is usually seen as a release—a release from worries, stressors, and conflict.  But how do you get to that point?  Is it something you just feel?  And how does peace come into a situation?  While peace today is often seen as an absence of conflict, the biblical portrait of peace is all about wholeness and restoration.  As a people of peace, we have the opportunity to not just experience peace but release peace into chaotic situations.

Speaker: Zach Thwaits

July 21, 2022

Zach Thwaits

Groups Pastor

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Overflow

Part 3 “Death to Division”

July 21 & 24

 

Shalom:

  • Means Peace
  • Destroys the attached to chaos
  • Restores
  • Flows from the right relationship with God

 

Romans 16:20

The God of peace will soon crush Satan underneath your feet.

 

Colossians 3:15

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful.

 

We are to be more than peace receivers; we are to be peacemakers.

 

Matthew 5:9

Blessed are the peace makers, for they will be called children of God.

 

Biblical peace (Shalom) is not created by force, but through sacrifice.

 

  • What actions can I take to cultivate peace?

 

  • What actions do I need to stop doing to cultivate peace?

 

Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard you hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

 

This week:

  • Silence and Solitude. I will spend ______ minutes in Silence and Solitude this week.
  • Read and Reflect on Philippians 4:6-7
  • Incorporate worship music

 

Beyond

  • What do I want Silence and Solitude to look like in my life going forward?

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