Resting in God’s Gift of peace

Luke 2: 8-16 esv “peace on on earth to people He favors” the peace of salvation What causes a lack of peace? * fear, uncertainty * no sense of God’s presence * sin, disobedience How does Jesus give peace? * gift of salvation (Eph 2:13-16) * realization of His presence (Romans 8: 14-17) * effect of prayer (Phil. 4:6-7) * blessings of obedience (Prov. 4:5-9) * promise of heaven (Rev. 21:3-4) How to “unwrap” the gift of peace: * Worship,…

Humble – Hungry – Holy

HUMBLE James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. HUNGRY Psalm 42:1-2 As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? John 6:35-36 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life;…

Realizing the Joy of the Lord

Luke 2:39-56 The Lord never changes, so realizing true joy comes from understanding and recognizing the presence of Jesus. Focus on the person of Jesus and not circumstances. Seeking Jesus creates an understanding of His presence. Joy comes from realizing the . . . presence, promise, power, purpose of Jesus!