This is how Jesus made disciples. This is how Paul made disciples. This is how the early church made disciples. This is how we must make disciples.
“Just like riding a bike.” How is it that a person can climb on a bicycle and operate the unique combination of motor skills and balance necessary to ride down the street without falling? The neuroscience behind muscle memory is quite fascinating. So too with spiritual memory.
We talkin’ bout practice! We ain’t talkin’ bout the game, we talkin’ bout practice, man. Put into practice the ways of Jesus.
Do you have “predetermined security rules” for your incoming and outgoing thought traffic? If not, your mind is vulnerable to all kinds of malware and viruses! In this passage, Paul gives us a spiritual firewall that will guard our hearts and minds from virus’, Trojan horses and malware.
We are not talking about "The Secret" or "The Law of Attraction." We are not talking about "The Power of Positive Thinking." We are talking about "The Power of Christ in Biblical Thinking."
The peace of God is a gift from the God of peace. The peace of God cannot guard our hearts until we first allow the God of peace to rule our hearts.