Jesus is our Peace
Sermon Title: The Advent of Christmas: Jesus is Our Peace
Sermon Text: Isiah 9:6
Sermon Date: December 10, 2017
- You need the peace that is From God
- Then you will need the peace that is with God
- Then you will have the peace of God
Philippians 4:7-And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
- Worry is a distrupter of peace
- You will be Growing by His Plan
Peace is not the absence of storms in your life, peace is knowing that God is with you during those storms
- You will be Gladdened by His Presence
- You will be Guarded by His Power
- The Definition
- Hope. Hope doesn’t mean maybe. Hope means certainty combined with anticipation: “There’s something I know is going to happen based on the Word of God, and I can hardly wait for it to happen.” As Christians our hope for our salvation is in Jesus and Him alone
- The Hebrew word for peace is Shalom. It is a positive connotation. It doesn’t mean I hope you don’t get into any trouble. It means I hope you have all the highest good coming your way.
The biblical concept of peace does not focus on the absence of trouble. Biblical peace is unrelated to circumstances; it is a goodness of life that is not touched by what happens on the outside. You may be in the midst of great trials and still have biblical peace. Paul said he could be content in any circumstance; and he demonstrated that he had peace even in the jail at Philippi, where he sang and remained confident that God was being gracious to him. Then when the opportunity arose, he communicated God's goodness to the Philippian jailer, and brought him and his family to salvation.
- The Distinction
New Testament speaks of two different types of peace-
- Subjective peace concerning your experience in life
- Objective peace that has to do with your relationship with God
- Before we came to Christ, our sins made of an enemy Romans 5:10 “for while we were enemies” We fought against God and with God. We had no love for Him for His commands.
- On the cross, Jesus atoning, sacrificial and substitutionary death reconciled us with God. Romans 5:10 “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we by saved by his life.”
- We are now friends, join heirs, kings, priest, sons of the living God one of our main task to be reconcilers. 2 Corinthians 5:18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
- Worry is Worthless Luke 12:26 “Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature.”
- Worry is Wasteful
- Worry is Wicked- When a person worry, they’re acting as though God is dead. Worry is an insult to God.
What happens when you have the peace of God
- Correcting Storms—when we are outside of the will of God
- Perfecting Storms—when we are inside the will of God; God uses storms to grow us.
E. You will be Guided by His Purpose