Unboxing God

God's Peace & Joy

Unboxing God

Lesson 3: God’s Peace & Joy

July 6 & 7, 2019


Joy is Happiness without a Happening,

Peace Is Calmness without Orderliness


77% of Americans say they are under constant stress,

American Institute of Stress


80% of all doctor's office visits are for stress-related ailments, 

Mayo Clinic Study


Long-term stress destroys and weakens your immune system, 

Carnegie Mellon University Study


Long-term stress increases the risk of all chronic diseases, 

Pennsylvania State University Study


Long-term stress fuels cancer growth, 

Wake Forest University Study


Long-term stress raises stroke risk, 

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry


Long-term stress creates a 27% higher risk of heart attacks.

It produces the same effect as smoking 5 cigarettes a day, 

Columbia University Study


Long-term stress shrinks the size of your brain, 

Yale University Study


Long-term stress creates a 50% higher chance of an emotional disorder, 

Mayo Clinic Study


2 Corinthians 11:24 Five times I received from theJews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, New International Version


2 Corinthians 11:26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believersNew International Version  


2 Corinthians 11:27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and nakedNew International Version   


2 Corinthians 11:28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churchesNew International Version  


2 Corinthians 4:8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despairpersecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyedNew International Version


2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. New International Version  


2 Corinthians 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. New International Version  


Colossians 3:2 Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that's where the action is. See things from his perspective.  The Message


Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always.I will say it again: Rejoice! New International Version  


We Are Forgiven


Ephesians 1:4 Long ago, even before he made the world, God chose us to be his very own through what Christ would do for us; he decided then to make us holy in his eyes, without a single fault — we who stand before him covered with his love. Living Bible 


We Are God’s Children


Ephesians 1:5 His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by sending Jesus Christ to die for us. And he did this because he wanted to! Living Bible 


God’s Working On Our Behalf


Romans 8:28 We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. They are the ones God has chosen for his purpose, Contemporary English Version  


We Are Heirs To God’sKingdom


Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all thingsNew International Version  

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