Pastor E A Adeboye Excerpt Sermon at
April 2020 Thanksgiving Service
Theme: Let There Be Peace
Text: Philippians 4:4-7
Ministering: Pastor E.A Adeboye
Sing: Jesus, Jesus is the Lamb that was slain Glory Hallelujah Glory Hallelujah
Glory Hallelujah Glory Hallelujah.
Categories of Peace:
1. Absence of peace
2. Ordinary peace
3. Great peace
4. All-round peace
5. Peace like a river
6. Peace that passeth all understanding.
He is our Peace. Hebrews 13:20
Jesus is our Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
The angels heralded His coming as "Peace on earth" He gave us His peace while leaving the earth. John 14:27. If you don't have the Prince of Peace, you won't know the meaning of peace. If you bring your children up in the way of the Lord, your children will enjoy great peace. Genesis 18:17-19, 22:1-18.
Another type of peace is Multiplied Peace: Daniel 4:1, 6:25
The royal greeting of old times is 'Peace be multiplied unto you'. If you already have peace, I pray today that your peace will be multiplied.
You won't have to worry about material things because He is your Peace materially. Psalm 92:12-15, Philippians 4:19
You can enjoy peace spiritually
The madman of Gadarene got peace spiritually when he met Jesus. Mark 5:2-20, 1 Kings 4:24
Solomon enjoyed all round peace. 1 Chronicles 22:9
Not a single war was recorded in his reign in a time when kings went to war yearly.
Then there is peace like a river.
Isaiah 66:12-14 Compares this peace to that which a baby enjoys when his mother picks him up to feed him after crying for a long time.
Paul and Silas had this peace which is why they were singing and praising God in prison. Acts 16:16-34
This peace comes when God has spoken to you beforehand. Acts 16:9-10
I'm decreeing to all my children; the Almighty God will give you hearing ears.
When you have hearing ears, no matter what is going on around, you will have peace like a river.
When you hear from God, what mockers say will no longer move you.
Your confidence in God will be immovable. The greatest is Peace that passeth all understanding. Philippians 4:7
Usually, this peace is based on past experiences. For example, Peter was fast asleep even though he was going to be killed the next morning; the angel had to wake him up to deliver him. Acts 12:5-11
Based on his experience in Acts 5:17-25, Peter was not worried.
He knew the God he serves holds the Key of David. When He shuts, none can open. When He opens, none can shut. Revelations 3:7-8. If you have experienced this God before especially in a storm, then you can have peace that passeth all understanding. If He has done it before, He will do it again. I'm telling you my children, relax, all is going to be well. What you should do is praise God.
Altar Call: There is no peace for the wicked. You cannot claim God's peace when you're not His child. Isaiah 48:22
However, if you come to Him today, you will begin to enjoy peace. Matthew 11:28-30. Where you are in your various homes, I encourage you to give your life to Christ if you haven't done so. Go before God and ask Him for mercy. Tell Him you want to be a part of His family.
After doing so, please get your details across to any of our parishes so that they can forward to me so I can pray for you.
God bless you.