9/6 EVERLASTING FATHER
December 24, 2017 Series: 9/6
Isaiah 9:6-7 (NIV) 6 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. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.
John 14:27 (NIV) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 16:33(NLT) Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
Matthew 1:21 (NIV) She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."
Colossians 1:19-22 (NLT) For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.
Peace is made Possible….
1. Peace is paid for
Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
2. Peace is promised
Romans 16:20 (NIV) The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet….
3. Peace needs permission:
John 14:27 Do not let your hearts be troubled…
Colossians 3:15 Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.
1. Don’t let urgency run your life.
2. Don’t be consumed with the “Why?”
3. Give life space
4. Pray & Nurture Gratitude
Philippians 4:6-7 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
4-Peace is found in the person of Jesus.
Ephesians 2:14 (KJV) For He is our peace.