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Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men

Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men

Dec 24, 2017

Passage: Luke 2:8-14

Preacher: Darrell Jones

Series: Topical Messages

Category: Sermons


Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men
Luke 2:8-14

1. Year-end giving?

2. Read Luke 2:8-14

3. Pray

I. Peace with God.

A. The angelic message is, “Peace on Earth, goodwill to men.”

1. The Angelic message was of good news.

a. They did not gather to sing, “You are in trouble!”

2. God means to bring peace and goodwill to men.

a. John 3:17

"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

B. God initiates peace with us.

1. A Savior has come.

2. Christmas is the celebration of God’s coming to us.

II. Peace of God.

A. Jesus’ historic title is Prince of Peace.

1. Isaiah 9:6, 7a

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,

2. There’s a reason history recognizes Jesus as the one whom the prophet spoke.

B. Jesus gives His followers His peace.

1. John 14:27

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

2. He gives “shalom” (peace - not unity, nor the absence of conflict).

3. Jesus offers us peace with God, and the peace of God.