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Philippians chp 4: 3 to 9: ‘The Truth Test and 8 Dimensions of Thought’ : Dr J Stewart Gillespie  

The secret of a mind set free of anxiety

A study from Philippians chapter 4 on the subject of anxiety; what does the bible have to say on overcoming anxiety, gaining victory over our worry and fears? 

In this message I am not  attempting to give a lecture; but trying more to paint a picture! The picture I have in mind is  that of Matthew 14; the storm tossed disciples in the boat. 

In essence this message on anxiety has only 1 point and 4 pointers to that sole point: 

To know the peace of God (v7) we

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I see the Cross - Philippians chapter 2 vs 8 - JS Gillespie  

God is the master of tethering together 

In each of the spheres of human experience, God holds together. 

“by Him all things consist” (Col 1:17) 

Consist: 4921: ‘συνίστημι’: set together 

In the sphere of the: 

Universe – gravity 
Atom – electrostatic forces, nuclear forces 
Biology – ICAMs 
Relationship – love – the perfecting bond of unity; ‘together glue of perfection’ (Col 3:14) 

So too the word of God, not multiple tiny disconnected, incoherent pieces, but one consistent story from beginning to end…

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Philippians chp 2 verse 7 - Christ the Man who Served - JS Gillespie  

The attributes of God are the attributes of Jesus: 

All powerful (Matt 28:18) 
All knowing : “… Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.”(John 21:17) 
Everywhere “Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.”  (John 1:48) 
Eternal: “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” (John 8:58) 

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