by Paul Sewell
God has promised “peace that surpasses all understanding” to those who follow Him, but most of us are not experiencing that peace from day to day.
Instead, we feel stressed, hurried, distracted, judged, and anxious.
Do you feel this?
Have you ever noticed that most of us who are following Jesus, the Prince of Peace, do not seem to actually walk in peace?
We are armed with hundreds of Bible verses about peace, yet we are not experiencing that peace as often as we would like.
What is the problem then?
Christians have the promise of peace, but not the practices of peace.
God has provided us simple beautiful practices that will bring His peace to our bodies, our minds, and our Spirits. But most of us do not even see these simple practices in the Bible. Of course, we can not practice things if we don’t even know about them.
This is not just an individual oversight. Unfortunately, most of our churches have overlooked these important passages that can offer so much transformation in our lives. At church, most of us hear a lot about about reading the Bible and praying.
Reading the Bible and praying are certainly good things, yet most of us have done these two things and still not achieved peace in our lives.
This is why I, Paul, created The Practices of Peace course– to go far beyond reading the Bible and praying. I have found some simple and beautiful practices of peace that have helped me experience peace over the years, and now I want to share them with others. They are simply too good to keep them to myself. I believe they can help you walk in peace day by day.
Jesus said, “My peace I give to you.”
Do you want to receive His peace? If so, here are some practices that will help align you with Jesus’ practices of peace.
This is what we will cover in this one-month course…
Practice 1 — Living as your true self, not the imposter.
Practice 2 — How to un-hurry and live in the present moment.
Practice 3 — Naming your emotions, listening to Jesus, & practicing micro-church.
Practice 4 — How to correct your cognitive distortions and tell yourself a better story.
Practice 5 — How to live a lifetime of peace and spread this peace to others.
How the course works.
We will meet as a cohort once a week on zoom. (So you can join in from anywhere.) Paul will teach the practice, and we will have some workshop time for application.
Then we will each individually practice that “practice of peace” in our daily life until the next meeting. Most practices can be done in 4 to 15 minutes each day. This is not a high time commitment course. It is a high rewards course though! The time commitment is not high, but the amount of life change will be tremendous.
Even though the practices don’t take much time, let us not underestimate the power of God to work through the practices He has designed for us. His peace will indeed flow to us and through us to others as we practice the simple (and sometimes unusual) Practices of Peace.
After practicing for as many days as possible in those seven days, we will start the following meeting by discussing what we learned and how that practice helped us experience peace. This course has a strong peer to peer learning component. Apprentices of Jesus will be helping each other in the journey of following the Master.
We will practice one practice at a time for a week each. We will not “stack” the practices by adding one more, then one more, then one more until you crack under the pressure. This is not that kind of course. We are trying to have a peaceful journey, not an aggressive or exhausting journey.
If you need to miss a meeting or two, that is understandable and not a problem.
Our care for each other in the group will be full of grace and encouragement, not high pressure accountability or tough love. Our concern is not how many days did you practice? But rather, what was it like when you did practice? What did you learn? What did you feel? What do you want to carry out of this month and into your long term life?
Who this course is for
This course is for people who desire more peace from Jesus in their lives. People that are willing to spend a few minutes each day trying some simple (and sometimes unusual) practices from the Bible. This session is open for guys and gals of any stage of life. We are expecting people that are brand new to Paul’s teaching as well as alumni from the Enjoying Jesus Course.
This course is for people who desire more peace from Jesus in their lives. People that are willing to spend a few minutes each day trying some simple (and sometimes unusual) practices from the Bible.
This course is *not* for people that just want to listen to a message, do nothing during the week, and expect to experience more peace. This course is for people willing to try new things and experiment and see what works best for them.
This session is open for guys and gals of any stage of life. We are expecting people that are brand new to Paul’s teaching as well as alumni from the Enjoying Jesus Course.
Couples can take the course together. In fact this is so highly encouraged, married couples can register two people for the price of one.
Session Dates & Details
Session dates: February 6 – March 7, 2022
Cohort 1: Sundays at 5:00pm (EST)
Cohort 2: Mondays at 7:00pm (EST)
You can choose which meeting time is best for you. Meetings will be on Zoom and can be accessed from anywhere. There are five meetings total.
The cost of the Practices of Peace Course is $47.
This gets you one month of practicing peace with a generous cohort, a trustworthy coach, feedback from other group members, and optional alumni practice groups after the course. You get life-time access to the course and can take it as many times as you like in the future at no additional cost.
Register for the Sunday cohort here.
Register for the Monday cohort here.
*We offer a full money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the course, we will issue you a full refund. If this course turns out to not be for you, then you have lost nothing for trying. You can buy with confidence.
If you have any questions, please let me know.