2010-12-05: All I Want For Christmas Is…Peace

Sermon: All I Want For Christmas Is…Peace
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Luke 2:14, Isaiah 61:1
Duration: 30:11
Size: 13.8 MB

All I Want For Christmas Is…Peace
Advent 2010 Week 2

1. Joseph was born in what town?

A. Jerusalem
B. Bethlehem
C. Nazareth
D. Portland

2. Who told Mary and Joseph to go to Bethlehem?

A. Caesar
B. Herod
C. Mary’s mom
D. No one

3. What did the innkeeper tell Mary and Joseph?

A. “There is no room in the inn”
B. “I have a stable you can use”
C. None of the above
D. Both of the above

4. How did Joseph and Mary get to Bethlehem?

A. Colt
B. Mary rode a donkey and Joseph walked
C. Wagon
D. Who knows?

5. The wise men met Jesus in a:

A. Manger
B. Castle
C. Stable
D. House

6. How many angels spoke to the shepherds?

A. Three
B. A multitude
C. A whole host
D. One

7. What song did the angels sing?

A. “Joy to the world”
B. “Glory to the newborn King”
C. “Glory to God in the highest”
D. None of the above

I. Old Testament Peace – Shalom

Numbers 6:24-26
Isaiah 61:1
Psalm 147:3
Psalm 34:18

II. New Testament Peace – To set as one again

1. Peace with God

That’s the vertical dimension.

While God loves us and cherishes us, He is filled with indignation because of our sinfulness.

We don’t deserve this peace to men on whom His favor rests.

Jesus is the good news of great joy for all the people.

Romans 1:18
Romans 5:1
Colossians 1:20
Isaiah 57:19

2. Peace of God

This takes place internally.

We will experience this peace in proportion to the room we give the Holy Spirit in our lives.

John 14:27
Luke 1:79

3. Peace with others

That’s peace horizontally.

Determine right now to be a planter of peace not a sower of strife.

Matthew 5:9
Romans 14:19

4. Peace for others

This is the proclamation of the peace in the Gospel.

The only way for people to have peace with God, to have peace inside, and to be at peace with others, is for people like us to tell them about the gospel of peace.

Acts 10:36