"PEACE"
A FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT


"PEACE"
A FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

An Sermon Outline including Verses from KJV Bible
Written by Evangelist Diana Gray
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Galations 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

INTRODUCTION  Have you ever thought about the Fruit of the Spirit Peace.  You have read this before but have you ever really thought about it as applying to your life?  Do you really understand what kind of peace this is?  Letís pray!

PRAYER FOR GODLY WISDOM AND GUIDANCE AND A DEEPER LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING AS WE STUDY THE BIBLE.  ALWAYS PRAY IN JESUSí NAME TO GIVE HIM THE HONOR AND GLORY!

I.  WE GAIN CONTENTMENT THROUGH PEACE IN THE SPIRIT
     A.  Godís Word says Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind 
           is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. 
            1. Perfect peace, inward peace, fullness of peace with God. 
            2.  Peace of conscience knowing ones sins are forgiven them when they have 
                 asked for it. 
            3.  Peace at all times and in all circumstances.

     B.   Strength Psalms 29:11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the 
            LORD will bless his people with peace. Strength because Jesus overcame the 
            sin of the world and concurred it for us. We can have perfect peace in Jesus, 
            and live forever in Heaven.

      C.  Overcoming Holy Peace John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that
            in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of 
            good cheer; I have overcome the world. 
            1.  Whatever the trials are, we will have inner peace because we are trusting in
                 the Lord to help us through the things.  Trustingness and the faith of a child
                 in the Lord will help bring about  real peace into our lives.
            2. Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which 
                also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
                a.  Selfless love brings healing to hurting and damaged emotions.
                b.  Selfless love brings about healing and restoration to hurting relatinships.
                c.  Selfless love brings about real revival and spiritual growth while the 
                     light of the Lord is shining through the person.
            3. Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall
                keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
                a.  Godís peace is differnent than the worlds. 
                b.  It comes from knowing Him and knowledge of His Word. 
                c.   When we allow the Lord to be in control of our lives, our victory going to 
                      Heaven is assured.

II.  WE GAIN SAFTY AND COMFORT  THROUGH PEACE IN THE SPIRIT
      A. Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of 
           things not seen. The mark of Godís servant is their walk of faith!  The deeper 
           the faith, the more spiritual, and a peaceful spirit that shines for all to see.

       B. Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, 
            moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he 
            condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

ILLISTRATION: NOAH AND THE ARK., NOAH HAD PEACE!
      Faith is the reality of things that cannot be seen by the human eye, yet are believed in the spirit of the soul. Noah worked on that ark for a long, long time and you know he was laughed at and mocked.  People must have come, sat on the grass eating their lunches just watching Noah. 
      It must have seemed the funniest sight to watch someone building a ship in the middle of dry land.  Just think of the laughter and jeers.  YetÖ.Noah had peace. Why? He was following and doing the will of the Lord.  Peace in spite of seemingly bad cercumstances. 
      Has the Lord ever asked you to do something that you felt you would get laughed at for?  YetÖ.you trusted and followed the Lord.  Didnít you feel a little scared yet you found that you had peace in your spirit? If you havenít, get more into the things of the Lord until you truly hearing from the Lord God.  It will come as you mature in your spiritual walk.

III.  WE GAIN TRANQUILITY THROUGH PEACE IN THE SPIRIT
        A.  Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which 
              also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 
              1.  Following God in gospel obedience. 
              2.  Despise earthly things and seek the face of the Lord.
              3.  Remembering this life will pass away and all eternity is coming.

         B.  By the death and resurection of Jesus we can have peace as well as 
               forgiveness. We are justified by the blood of the Lamb of the Lord who 
               taketh away the sins of the world.

IV.   WE GAIN SALVATION THROUGH PEACE IN THE SPIRIT
         A.  John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and 
               believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into 
               condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. 
               1.   Have you ever thought that people could have spiritual deseases as well
                     as physical? Believeing in the Lord will help cure it and bring peace to 
                     your spirit.
                2.  We not only have to hear the Word but we have to believe the Word to 
                     have peace.

          B.  We have to allow the Lord to make us into what He desires us to be.  Let 
                 Him be Lord of our lives. 
                  1.  We can trust His Word
                  2.  We can trust Him to keep His promises
                  3.  We can  have true peace from fear because we are trusting in Him

V.  WE GAIN PERMANENT PEACE IN THE SPIRIT 
          A. Ephesians 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath 
               broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 
               1. Regenerated and reformed sinners are delivered from the guilt of sin. 
                   This brings about peace in oneís life.
               2.  The walls that separate us from God are down by the blood of the Lamb. 
                    Jesus the author, center, finisher of our faith in God.  Our peace is 
                    complete when we put things of God first in our lives.
          B.  We are one with the Lord  and receive His peace.
                1.  When we summit ourselves fully before the Lord in repentance.
                2.   When we draw near into His presence through prayer and worship.
                3.    When we deeply study His Word and meditate day and night on the 
                       things of God.

CONCLUSION:  Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things

     We can have hardships and look on the outward things with negative thoughts or we can let the world see how composed we suffered loss and hardships.  This ability comes from walking in full faith and allowing the peace of the Lord to enter into our hearts and lives fully.  Our positive attitudes come from strong faith and the disaplyn of  thinking and dwelling upon the Lord.  This allows us to have Fruit of the Spirit, Peace.

LETíS PRAY THANKING GOD FOR HIS LOVE, GUIDANCE AND THE DESIRE TO GROW DEEPER IN OUR INNER BEING. REMEMBERING THAT WE CAN DO NOTHING OF OURSELVE S BUT WHAT THE LORD HAS ALLOWD US TO DO.  THANKING HIM FOR ALLOWING US TO TAKE A FURTHER STEP IN FAITH. AND ALWAYS IN JESUSí NAME AMEN. 
 

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