Peace in The Pa

Peace in The Pandemic

By Pastor Phil Derstine (3/29/20)

An Inner Peace

  • ·      Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and you minds in Christ Jesus.”
  • ·      John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”  
  • ·      Peace is not the absence of trouble, but knowing that God is with you in the midst of it.

Mark 4:35-41 – Jesus stills the storm, “Peace, be still” 


1. You’re Crossing Over

  • Mark 4:35 “Let us go over to the other side.”
  • You’re going somewhere! Your Season is going to Change.


2. You’re not alone on the Journey

  • Mark 4:35 “Let us go over to the other side.”
  • Isaiah 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trust in thee.”


3. You have Authority over the Storm

  • Mark 4:39 “He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, Peace, be still.  Then the wind ceased, and it was completely calm.”
  • Authority (def.) – the legal position and qualification for the exercise of power. 
  • Luke 10:19 “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”


The Kingdom of God

  • ·      Matthew 6:9-13 “Our Father which art in heaven.  Hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come.  Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen.”
  • ·      God’s original plan for mankind: To influence earth with the culture of heaven
  • ·      Luke 17:20 “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: (21) Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”
  • ·      Heaven’s influence on earth
  • ·      The Community of God on earth
  • ·      God’s culture, language, lifestyle, values, and morals
  • ·      A domain of Righteousness, Peace, and Joy! (Romans 14:17) 

We have Membership – in God’s Family

  • ·      Ephesians 2:19 “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household.”
  • ·      John 1:12 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”

We have Citizenship – in God’s Country

  • ·      Phil. 3:20 “But our citizenship is in heaven and we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.”
  • ·      Legal Status – all the rights & privileges of Heaven, Kingdom Citizens.
  • ·      God’s Country – no sickness, no poverty (lack), no worry…  The King is in the house!

Philippians 4:6 (NLT) Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.  (7)  If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand.  His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”

Worry is like a rocking chair…  It will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere!

View notes from past sermons.