In your comments, feel free to address some or all of the questions presented.You are also free to discuss the devotional reading outside of the study guide questions.Sunday questions are from the study guide supplied by Brethren Press.PERSONAL CONNECTION1. What moments this past week fostered a sense of fear, uncertainty, or dis-ease?2. Where did you sense God’s presence and peace this week?SCRIPTURE STUDY1. Read Philippians 4:4-7. What stood out to you in this reading of the text?2. Paul was filled with joy, even as he sat in prison awaiting his execution. When in a time of fear or discomfort did you experience an unexpected sense of joy? Why? 3. What is the “peace of God”? Can we experience the peace of God without having peace with God? 4. Reading this passage shortly after Christmas, how does this intentional focus on an incarnational God inform this phrase from verse 5: “The Lord is near”? 5. How might you live into the commands to rejoice, be gentle, let go of anxiety, and be thankful in the coming year?