Peace in a Culture of Anxiety

Series: Renewal


Peace is about feeling whole and connected to God, which requires effort to push past our natural urges to avoid conflict or be aggressive. It's something we're meant to share to create harmony and unity. The Spirit helps us fight against our destructive tendencies. Embracing peace means becoming a peacemaker in a chaotic world, spreading love, forgiveness, and understanding.


  • "We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves. We are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God." - Thomas Merton
  • Twister, 1996 Movie & Twisters, 2024 Movie
  • Kudzu: The Invasive Vine that Ate the South, The Nature Conservancy, 2019
  • "Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen." Francis of Assisi Prayer


Fasting & Prayer

Throughout this series we encourage you to participate as we collectively fast and pray on Wednesdays. This practice could look different depending on your season of life, but we encourage you to fast breakfast and/or lunch and spend some time in prayer in the morning or during your normal lunch break. This will be a renewing opportunity for all of us as a church. If you would like to be reminded via text, we can send you a weekly prompt.


Speaker: Paul Joslin

June 16, 2024

Paul Joslin

Teaching Pastor

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