Our goal in these messages is to understand the role of stillness is the struggles of life in order that we would worship God through life’s storms. The main truth is that when we are still before God, we will hear His still small voice speaking His stabilizing truths which will lead to quietness—spiritual stability in the storms of life.
Psalm 46:10 – “Stillness in Struggles” (Part 1) – Outline (pdf) – The schoolhouse of life’s struggles are times in which God providentially orchestrates each class, each lesson, each exercise to keep bringing us back to our knees in continual surrender. It is in stillness that we learn the truths God has for us, both, in the storms of life as well as the when the storm is past or have not yet arrived.
Job 42:1-6 – “Stillness in Struggles” (Part 2) – Outline (pdf) – In this message, we consider Job’s surrender. Job finds stillness through surrender. He waves the white flag, giving up the fight, demanding his own way. Once he is still before God, he sees Who God is which puts his heart at rest.
Philippians 4:6-7 – “Stillness through Supplication” – Outline (pdf) – In this message, we consider our stillness through supplication from Philippians 4:6-7. We note the principle and promise of this passage. Our responsibility of a right approach to God in prayer followed by God’s response, promising His transcendent peace.
Philippians 4:8 – “Stillness through Stabilizing Truths” (Part 1) – Outline (pdf) – In this message, we consider our stillness through stabilizing truths from Philippians 4:8. We consider our pursuit of spiritual stability through intentionally pursuing a right perspective.
Philippians 4:9 – “Stillness through Stabilizing Truths” (Part 2) – Outline (pdf) – In this message, we continue considering our stillness through stabilizing truths from Philippians 4:8-9. We consider our pursuit of spiritual stability through intentionally pursuing a right practice.
Philippians 4:10-12 – “Stillness through Satisfaction” – Outline (pdf) – In this message, we begin considering our stillness through satisfaction from Philippians 4:10-12. Paul teaches us that we can have satisfaction within all circumstances of life.
Philippians 4:10-19 – “Stillness through God’s Sufficiency” – Outline (pdf) – In this message, we begin considering our stillness through God’s sufficiency from Philippians 4:10-19. Paul teaches us that Biblical contentment becomes a reality in the believer’s life when they become humbly dependent upon the Lord for both His strength to endure our trials and His supply of our every need.