Finding The Missing Peace

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Why Worry?

Worry and the Christian Life

By Stephen Baker

Worry is common to all of us. As Christians, there is something we can do about this debilitating problem.

worryWorry and the Christian Life

The problem with worry is it’s often all in the mind – a message for Christians

I am told that 85% of what we worry about never happens.

In the Bible, the Apostle Paul writes a series of exhortations to the Christians in Philippi in his closing comments of the letter addressed to that Church. In chapter four verse four he has encouraged them to ‘rejoice in the Lord alway’. This is something we all need to be reminded about from time to time. When things get on top of us we often forget to see the blessings that we have and to rejoice in what God has done. I am sure we all know people who can see the goodness of God in everything. We should all cultivate this way of thinking

Next, Paul encourages them to be gentle and mild in their behaviour. Someone has said that this statement could be translated “your sweet reasonableness“. To emphasis how important it is to live in this way Paul states that ‘the Lord is at hand’. It could be that this means that the Lord is near or that the Lord’s coming is near, as it is used in other passages; both are true and will affect how we live.

Following on from this Paul warns about being anxious and not trusting the Lord. It is so easy to forget that the One who upholds the universe (Col. 1. 17) is the same One who cares for us (1 Pet. 5. 7). There should not really be any issues thatwe are not prepared to bring before the Lord and to leave in his hands.

worryThe Antidote to our Worry is to Pray

We should pray remembering the greatness of our God which will fill our hearts with worship. We should pray asking the Lord for help and direction with our problems and we should pray with a grateful heart of appreciation for who God is and what he has done.

We should be specific about our problems when we talk to the Lord as he is interested in every issue that confronts us. These prayers may be one second shots, like Nehemiah (Neh. 2. 4-5) or they may be more detailed accounts of the issues that we face in life. Is this the way we pray?

The Result?

We will know the peace of God despite not knowing the answers. This will protect our hearts and minds.

Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened. Easy to say, very hard to do! Most of us agree wholeheartedly that we should ‘take our burdens to the Lord’ when we are in a state of relative calm but we often feel that we fail bitterly when the pressure is on and we are at our wits end.

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Life is full of questions and often the answers are difficult. Stephen Baker seeks to answer various questions about life and faith using the Bible as his only source. Listen to Stephen’s show, “Life Questions,” on HopeStreamRadio as he tackles the challenge of life questions.

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Thursday, November 01, 2018

Life's most important question!





Life's most important questions - Is Jesus alive?

The Lord Jesus Christ is no ordinary person. I make this statement in the present tense because the Lord Jesus is not just a figure of history but he is, today, still alive in heaven. I don't mean alive in the way we might think about a relative who has died and hope is now in heaven. As a Christian I believe people who have turned from their sin and accepted Jesus as their Saviour will be in heaven when they die but this is not my point at the moment. I mean that Jesus is alive, physically in heaven. 

Your response might be - impossible and unbelievable! 
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Monday, October 29, 2018

Did Jesus really claim to be God?

If, in fact, Jesus did claim to be God, what are the implications for us? Stephen Baker is confident in stating that Jesus did indeed claim to be God, and that this requires us to worship Him.

Jesus Did Claim to Be God
One of recurring themes of Jesus’ teaching was the explanation of who He was and why He was here. He didn’t leave that issue open to conjecture. To people around Him, his most controversial and confrontational statements concerned His claim to be God.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Facing Death with confidence








From time to time I visit people who are sick. Sometimes I call at their homes, but often I pop into the hospital to see them. Hospitals can be very sad places. The circumstances and struggles of life and the prospect of facing death are often confronted head-on in a hospital ward or side room.
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