3525  Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone : 910-867-2113
Sunday Services: 8:45 & 11:00

 

Perfect Peace

Isaiah 26:3-4; Philippians 4:4-7; John 14:27 & 16:33

“The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You. “Trust in the LORD forever, For in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. …In Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

Our world is in turmoil. Globally there are numerous wars and places of significant unrest. Political, economic, religious, and social leaders are compromised and corrupt. In our nation we are divided, crime is rampant, and in some places crime is out of control. Our political leaders flaunt their corruption, living believing they are above the law. Business, social, and religious leaders are morally bankrupt as well. In our state we experience the numerous problems common to most of our country. Throughout the years, we and the rest of the world have sought peace. Peace eludes us. The reason there is no peace is because we are trying to impose peace on a fallen and corrupt world without seeking God’s direction and wisdom. In order for us to enjoy genuine peace, we must first be at peace with God. To do this we must:

Keep our hearts, minds, and spirits focused on the Lord God almighty and trust in Him completely. When we do this, God promises to keep us in perfect peace.

It is an imperative of the Christian faith to rejoice in the Lord always. We are to rejoice in the wicked and difficult times of life just as much as in the blessed and good times of life. A part of our rejoicing is to lift up to God in our prayers all of concerns, desires, and needs. We do this as we give thanks to the Lord God for all He is doing in our lives. When we do these things, God’s peace, which is incomprehensible, guards our hearts and minds from the myriad evils in this world, and we are then free to focus on God and His mission in this world. Remember: God’s mission–Christ’s mission–is the proclamation of Jesus to the world for salvation.

Jesus promises to leave His peace with His disciples. We are Jesus’ disciples if we follow and obey His commandments. Jesus declares in this world we experience tribulation. Yet, when our hearts, minds, and spirits are fixed on Jesus, we will find God’s peace in Jesus.

Let us set our minds to doing God’s work regardless of the cost and thereby enjoy the perfect peace of the Lord God Almighty.

Please Pray This Week . . .

  • An amazing outreach to our community through Vacation Bible School, July 21-25
  • A successful Cabell-Lincoln Workcamp
  • For safe Youth summer camp
  • For successful summer outreach to Happy Feet soccer
  • An amazing Family Fun Night June 30

Pastor
Rev. James Randall

3525 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone : 910-867-2113
Fax : 910-867-1142
pastorjim@ncrrbiz.com

    

Church  Secretary
Rene Bahrenfuss

3525 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone : 910-867-2113
Fax : 910-867-1142
reneb@ncrrbiz.com

    

Director  of Christian Education, Youth, & Family Ministries

3525 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone : 910-867-2113
Fax : 910-867-1142

    

Director of Music Ministry

3525 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone : 910-867-2113
Fax : 910-867-1142

                                                                              

 

 

Macpherson  Presbyterian Church
3525 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
910-867-2113

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