Resting in God’s Gift of peace

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, not celebration, this Christmas
* focus on Him through prayer/scripture
* reset your focus on obedience. What is calling you to in your life?