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GateWay Church of Visalia

Missing Peace

Missing Peace

Isaiah 26:1-4, Pastor Mark Young November 30, December 3 Is Peace Even Possible

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GateWay Church

1100 S Sowell St, Visalia, CA 93277, USA

Thursday 6:45 PM

Sunday 8:30 AM

Sunday 10:30 AM

The Big Idea -- Peace is available through Jesus
Isaiah 26:1-4
1In that day, everyone in the land of Judah will sing this song: Our city is strong! We are surrounded by the walls of God’s salvation.
2 Open the gates to all who are righteous; allow the faithful to enter.
3You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
4 Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.
Shalom - wholeness, completeness, fullness of peace
Samak - to lean on completely, to fully rest oneself, to sustain
Philippians 4:8-9
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.
Missing Peace
Isaiah 26:1-4, Pastor Mark Young
November 30, December 3
Is Peace Even Possible

Prayer Requests:

Group Discussion: what does it mean that peace is not the absence of ?

Read aloud: Isaiah 26:1-4


• Have you ever experienced a battle for peace in your mind? What was that experience like?
• Peace isn’t found in the absence of problems; it’s found in the presence of God. Does that change your perception of what peace is and why it’s important? If so, how?
• What are some thoughts that tend to consume your mind? What would fixing your mind on God and His promises change for you?
Start sharing. Choose a question to create openness.
• What problems or struggles have made it difficult for you to find peace recently?
• When facing those struggles, how can you pursue the peace that’s found in God’s presence?

Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.
Father, thank You that, no matter what struggles we face in this life, we can find peace in Your presence. In You, we find ever-present rest and security. Help us to remember this truth and lean on You in the days ahead, knowing You’ll give us the peace we need, in good and tough times. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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