How do you know whether you have peace?

[PDF]How do you know whether you have peace? -

0 downloads 157 Views 590KB Size

How do you know whether you have peace? (The following quiz can assist with your self evaluation)

1. 2. 3. 4.

Is your heart troubled? Are you afraid? Are you insecure? Do you have inner turmoil, dissension, and/or discord? 5. Do you have contention within yourself? Contention within your home? 6. Are you confused and/or speculative? 7. Do you act with coercion? 8. Do you act with stark confrontation? 9. Do you act with gentle solicitation and sweet enticement? 10. Are you filled with a perfect brightness of hope? 11. Do you feel free? 12. Do you feel prosperous? 13. Do you feel calm and tranquil? 14. Do you feel close to family? 15. Do you love all men? ”In the scriptures, peace means either freedom from strife, contention, conflict, or war, or an inner calm and comfort born of the Spirit that is a gift of God to all of his children, an assurance and serenity within a person’s heart. The Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary definition states that peace is a state of tranquillity or quiet, freedom from disquieting thoughts or emotions, and harmony in personal relations.” Joseph B. Wirthlin, Peace Within (April 1991)

The Spirit’s promptings to teach me how I can have peace : ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________

Howard W. Hunter teaches that the following principles constitute the Prince of Peace Program for Peace in this Life and the Next:

______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________

1) Believe in God and His son, Jesus Christ;

______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________

2) Trust in God and His son, Jesus Christ;

____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________

3) Exercise faith in Jesus Christ’s atoning sacrifice;

____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________

4) Strive to do God’s will.

Handout: small cork bottle with blue water, oil and a heart, tag w/twine that states: “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.” Matt. 14:27