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Message Summery: In today's message, Pastor Joe will explore the arrival of PEACE! From the Old Testament prophecies about Jesus, to the angel’s announcement of his arrival, to the very words of Jesus himself, -- It has been clearly communicated that the messiah would bring peace! This same peace is available to all who look to Jesus as Lord.

Isaiah 9:6 (Prophecy about the coming arrival of Jesus)

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

Luke 2:14 (Announcement of his arrival)

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” 

John 14:27 (Announcement of his departure)

27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.

Romans 5:1

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 5:8-11

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Colossians 1:19-20

19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Peace with God is what gets us through:

  1. Times of sickness, pressure and hardships!

Matthew 11:28

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Peace with God is what gets us through:

  1. Time of death and grief!

John 14:1-3

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”

The effects of peace with God in our lives:

1.  Forgiveness

Acts 7:60

60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.

2.  Encouragement

2nd Corinthians 1:3-6

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 5 For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. 6 If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.[2]

3.  Life & Joy

John 10:10

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

4.  Hope

Romans 15:13

13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

5.  Final Peace

Isaiah 57:2

Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.


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