T.L.P. Episode 40: Fearless Parenting

Parenting can be scary, but is fear ever a Christ-honoring choice? Is there a way to be a Fearless Parent? Join us today for hope!

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“Rejoice in the Lord” – Ron Hamilton

Music WednesdaysPhilippians tells us that true peace comes only when we “rejoice in the Lord always.”

Ron Hamilton so beautifully portrays the truth of peace in difficulty in his song, Rejoice in the Lord. This song was written shortly after the doctors told him he had cancer in his eye and that they would have to remove it.

Difficulty. Yet at peace.

We hope this song helps set us on the right course this year.

Peace In: Part VIII – Assume the Position

 

 

Sunday Sermon Series

Wow!

We made it through our first Sunday Sermon Series. We’ve experienced a little over 8 weeks of expositional study in Philippians 4:4-9, and I pray it’s been as significant for you as it has for me.

Today we will do a quick review of Philippians 4 and then look at one other verse in order to put a beautiful capstone on our study of biblical peace.

If this is the first you’ve heard of this study, please feel free to jump in “Peace In: Part I – What is Peace?”

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Peace In: Part VII – Do It & Peace Promise #2

Sunday Sermon Series

I cannot being to express the blessing this study has been to my soul. My current personal and professional experiences have offered a significant temptation to anxiety and anger, but God’s truth has bastioned me and Christ Himself has taken charge of the garrison keeping a daily watch over my heart and mind. So, thank you for this opportunity to study God’s gracious, ever sufficient truth.

I foresee that we have two parts left to our study of peace in Philippians (including today’s study). Today we will look at the last Peace Prerequisite and the final Peace Promise, and next week we will do a final review of the passage.

If you are new to our study, feel free to start at Part I, or you can choose the parts you missed from here.

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Weekend Update: 8/2/14

Weekend Update

We hope you’re having a fantastic start to your weekend!

This Sunday AMBrewster will put some of the finishing touches on our first Sunday Sermon Series entitled “Peace in.” Through it we’ve had unlocked for us the vital steps necessary to kill depression and anxiety in our lives.

Our Feature on Monday will be a short piece where Mr. Brewster makes a prediction about the future of sexuality in America.

See you then!

The Evermind Staff

Peace In: Part VI – What Are You Thinking?

Sunday Sermon Series

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the second-to-the-last part of our study on biblical peace. Next Sunday we’ll complete our first Sunday Sermon Series! Thank you to all of you who have continued with us to this point. If you’d like to start at the beginning, please click here – “Peace In: Part I.”

Where We Have Been

Over the past five weeks we’ve seen that . . .

  1. Peace is a conditional promise of divine soul rest powerful enough to overcome out feeling of doubt, depression, anxiety, and anger.
  2. The first Peace Prerequisite is that we must fulfill our responsibility to God by finding our sole joy in Him.
  3. The second prerequisite is that we must fulfill our responsibility to others by showing our gentleness in all things because not only is God in us, He is returning soon to collect us unto Himself.
  4. The third requirement is that we must fulfill our responsibility to this life by not being anxious, but instead taking all of our cares and anxieties to God in humble and thankful trust that He will work in and through them as He’s promised.
  5. When we are faithful to obey God, He provides a divine peace that stations a spiritual guard over our thoughts and desires – under the ultimate authority of none other than Jesus Christ.

Where We Are Now

In pure Pauline fashion, it’s as if Paul realizes there’s one more important thing he must say to the Philippians on the subject of peace. So he lays out a fourth Peace Prerequisite followed by a second Peace Promise.

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Weekend Update: 7/26/14

Weekend Update

We’d like to apologize for the technical difficulties we experienced earlier this week that kept “Peace In: Part V” from publishing on Sunday and “Why I Keep Bees and Think You Should Too” from publishing at all.

It’s our plan that “Peace In: Part VI” will publish this Sunday, and that “Why I Keep Bees and Think You Should Too” will be our Feature Article this coming Monday.

After that, Evermind Ministries has some exciting changes coming, so hold on tight!

Sincerely,

The Evermind Staff

Peace In: Part V – Peace Promise #1

 

Sunday Sermon Series

Welcome back. As always, I’d like to welcome anyone just joining us to take few minutes to catch up with out study. You can start here: “Peace In: part I.” If you missed any other parts, you may click here.

The passage we’re dipping into today is so extremely exciting because it’s the first of two Peace Promises we’ll see before we’re done.

The Peace Prerequisites

Remember, peace is not a natural consequence of being a Christian. If that were so, no Christian would ever be afraid or depressed. But peace is a conditional promise offered to every Christian. All we have to do is do our part. Of course, we can never accomplish anything Christ-honoring with His power, so in the end, God is asking us to do things we can only do through Him to have peace only He can provide. It really is a win-win-win for us.

1. Find your complete and utter joy in nothing and no one else other than God and His Truth. Don’t let a job, spouse, team, grade, children, hobby, song, food, or house be your goal. Make God and His glory your preeminent mission in life. This means His Word and the work He has for us must be more important than our fleeting fancies.

2. Be gentle, gracious, and loving to all men. Men may call you their enemy because they side with sin, but no man should you ever consider unlovable. Peace with the antagonistic, unity with the brethren, and truth in love to all men should be our aim. Know that God provides power to accomplish this by His indwelling Spirit, and that He may return at any moment and wants to find us serving Him.

3. Never be anxious for anything. Instead of dwelling on the problem and fretting over the outcome, allow your thoughts to turn to God, His promises, and His throne. Bow before Him in humble submission, casting your care on Him with a thankful heart that He is using these circumstances to work in you and bring Him glory.

When you accomplish all of this with Christ’s power for Christ’s glory the result is and will always be . . .

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Weekend Update: 7/19/14

Weekend Update

Our first Sunday Sermon Series on biblical peace is past the middle point, and we’d love to have you join us as we study the first of two beautiful “Peace Promises” from Philippians 4. If you need to get caught up, you can start with “Peace In: Part I,” or peruse this page for the parts you missed.

AMBrewster has a biblically-saturated view concerning environmentalism and what he calls “Sanctified Sustainability.” We’d like to encourage you to compare your own lifestyle choices against our God-given responsibility to be stewards. Check out our Feature Article on Monday, “Why I Keep Bees & Think You Should Too.”

And if you’ve been wondering what relationship Christianity and sustainable living have, you may be interested in reading “What a Waste.”

Have a Christ-honoring weekend!

The Evermind Staff

Peace In: Part IV – What Scares You?

Sunday Sermon Series

Welcome back to our study of what biblical peace is and how to have it.

If you stumbled on this page without starting this study at the beginning, I’d encourage you to click this link – “Peace In: Part I

Peace In: Part IV

Have you ever been anxious?

Have you ever worried about a test, or an interview, or the future of a child?

Have you ever found it hard to concentrate at work because a weight in your chest you couldn’t ignore?

Today we have the ecstatic joy of learning how to cure anxiety! Today’s passage will examine our final Peace Prerequisite in order to achieve our first Peace Promise. There’re not enough reams of digital paper to record the lives that have been resurrected, the anxiety that has been destroyed, and the phobias that have been put to flight by the passage we’re going to study today!
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