Anxious for Nothing - Session 4
The Peace of God Will Guard Your Heart
Reminder: Watch this video the week of May 24th - May 30th
This week, we'll discover that much of what affects our hearts, is actually driven and controlled by our thoughts, what our mind focuses on. It would be good to keep in mind that in that incredible Gospel account of Peter walking on the water, as long as he kept his focus on Jesus, he was fine. It was when he began to focus on the wind and the waves of the storm around him that he began to sink. Max will share some other examples this week as well, to encourage you in making sure your thoughts are focused in the right place. Have a blessed week!
SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
~ Philippians 4:7 (NIV)
We sincerely believe this five-week online study will encourage you as you learn to deal with your worries, concerns and anxious moments in the light of God's Word. Let us encourage you, after watching each weeks' video teaching segment (and reading the corollary readings in the book and study guide if you've purchased those); to review the discussion questions we provide below. If you're doing this study "solo", let these prompt you in your prayer time, as you journal, or simply to ponder during your study time. If you are in a group setting for this study (face-to-face with others, or via social media or online tools); you may wish to discuss these with others in your "group".
Questions to ponder, journal, or discuss with others enjoying this study with you:
One of the best ways to control your thoughts and stay focused on Christ is through reading (and memorizing) His Word. List some Scriptures that an offer you encouragement when you are facing down one of life's "storms". (Here are a few to get you started: 2 Timothy 4:18, Colossians 1:17, Ephesians 1:11, Genesis 15:1 & 26:24, Joshua 1:9)
Why do you think God promises us His peace in the midst of our trials and hard times instead of promising that we will never have them?
In Paul’s storm, God sent an angel to stand beside him during the storm. Have you ever had an experience when you had a strong sense of God’s Presence with you in a difficult situation such as Paul did? If so, we encourage you to write it out in journal format, the exercise will encourage you!