Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Prince of Peace

Pastor Mark presents his final sermon in his series on 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, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Jesus Christ is The Prince of Peace. A search of the Holy Bible (KJV) reveals that there are 400 references to "peace."

Three areas in which we need to have peace as we live on this earth.

  1. We need to have peace with each other. In Philippians 4:1-9 we read after Paul as he addresses conflict. a) He does not take sides but says "Be of the same mind." b) Paul does not "pull rank." c) He appoints a helper. Romans 12:18 says, " If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men."
  2. We need to have peace within our hearts. Philippians 4:7 "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Also, consider Isaiah 16:3 "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."
  3. We need to have peace with God. John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
The Christian life is a joyful life!. It does not exempt one from trial, temptation or tribulation; but peace and joy live within.
The Peace of God starts with salvation. Romans 8:6 " For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."

If you live a carnal life, you will not have peace with God. Draw close to God; you will experience peace in your life!
(This is Sunday's faith post. Tomorrow we celebrate Cookie's birthday.)


Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Good stuff x 3. Thanks for sharing

vanilla said...

Shark, one of the reasons for church is to hear Pastor Mark's presentation of the Word!