Saturday, April 15, 2017

Fw: absolute peace

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From: Rob Smith <>
To: Rob Smith <>
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2017 8:23 AM
Subject: absolute peace

We've been considering the problem of "troubled hearts" this week and what Jesus had to say about finding answers for them.  John chapter 14 has been our reference as Jesus taught his disciples the night he left them to face the Cross.  He offered the following antidotes to troubled hearts:
1) the hope of Heaven and of Jesus' return to take us there.
2) the focus on Jesus, alone, as our path to life and truth.
3) the need to move from fear to faith...belief in Him with the full weight of our trust.
4) the promise that if we keep His words in our heart and in our actions He will replace anxiety with purpose.
5) the amazing truth that Father, Son and Holy Spirit will save, help and reside within us as we obey.
And the result of this amazing covenant we have is peace.  Peace...the opposite of a troubled heart...Peace the world cannot know or understand that takes away every worry...every fear...every uncertainty.  There is peace that is more than the absence of trouble.  There is peace that is the presence of God even within individual human hearts.
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. 
blessings as we all prepare to celebrate the Risen one on Easter morning...who has also risen in the hearts of people who have believed in Him,
Rob Smith

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