The Prince of Peace, Dec 14, 2008

The Prince of Peace
– God wants us to live in His peace

Isa. 9:6-7
– Jesus is the Prince of Peace – the Message translation says “the Prince of Wholeness”

Luke 2:10-14
– the angels bless the shepherds with peace

Definitions of peace:
– rest, wholeness, completeness, tranquility, favor, well

– what are your needs? live under God’s peace
– as Christians, we’re not exempt from problems in the world, but it’s our response that makes a difference

How do I walk in God’s peace?
John 14:27 – Jesus was leaving the world but left his peace
Phil.4:6-7 – I need to roll all my cares and anxieties on to Jesus for Him to carry and I take His peace
– Jesus’ peace surpasses all understanding
Rom 5:1 – Jesus’ peace will save us
John 3:16-17 – God wants to take my stress and anxiety and replace it with peace and wholeness
Eph. 2:13-14 – Jesus is my peace