Christmas Peace Over Anxiety

Jesus brought PEACE to earthIsaiah’s prophecy 750 yrs. before Christ was born

  • Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
  • Luke 2:13 “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, (14)  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
  • John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.”
  • Galatians 5:22-23 (Fruit of the Spirit) – Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance.

How to receive the Gift of Peace?

  1. Make Peace with God – Inner peace, the peace of a clean heart.
  • Romans 5:1 “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  • Peace (Gr.) = Unity, harmony with God.
  • Psalm 37:37 “Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.”
  • Mark 4:39 “He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, Peace, be still.  Then the wind ceased, and it was completely calm.” (spiritual authority)
  • John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
  • Peace is not the absence of trouble, but it’s knowing that God is with you in the midst of it.         
  1. Make Peace with Others – Peace is rooted in right relationships.
  • Hebrews 12:14 “Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy: without holiness no one will see the             ”  
  • James 3:18 “And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.”
  • Mark 5:1-20 Jesus casts out evil spirits of a demonized man, neutralizing the curse with gift of peace.
  1. Keep Your Mind on Jesus – Experience a peace that’s not dependent upon outward circumstances.
      • Isaiah 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusted in thee.” 
      • Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God.”
      • Matthew 14:30 Peter began to sink when he took his eyes off of Jesus and began to look at the storm.
      • Peace in the Pandemic – Philippians 4:6-7
      • John 9:6 (Man born blind)“Jesus spat on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. (7)Go, he told him,wash in the Pool of Siloam…”
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      • Isaiah 32:17,18 “And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance forever.   And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.”