God Offers Peace Instead Of Worry

Big Truth:

God Offers Peace Instead Of Worry

John 14:27; 16:33; Romans 5:1; Colossians 3:15-17

Bible Verse:

Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, 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 understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:5-7

Big Ideas:

  • Sin causes us to choose worry and fear instead of faith.
  • We fight worry with thanksgiving.
  • Peace is only found in Jesus.
  • The gospel is proof that we can trust God in all things.

Bible Story:

1 Kings 17:8-16

God’s peace is not like the world’s peace. It is perfect and right. When we turn our fears and worries to God in prayer, we experience God’s peace like the widow experienced it when she trusted God. She did not have a lot of flour or oil, yet she used what she had, trusting that God would take care of her and her son.


New Creation

Part of the beauty of the gospel is that God does not just rescue us from the power of sin, but He is also mak- ing everything new. God offers new creation to those who place their faith in Jesus. This newness comes in two ways. The first is that by breaking the power of sin, Jesus is making men and women into brand new people with new identities. Second, God is not only making people new, but He is also going to make a new heaven and a new earth for us to live on and worship Him in.

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Every child should know that:

  • God offers us new life (new desires, purpose) through Jesus.

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Every child should:

  • See life in light of God’s promises to those who are in Jesus.

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Every child should feel:

  • The need to live differently because of Jesus.

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Every child should want:

  • To be freed and rescued from their sin and given new life in Jesus.