As we approach this season of anticipation and awaiting the arrival of Christ, we are called to find peace. Peace with those around us and being at peace with God in our minds and prayers. Bill shares what the Bible tells us about peace and how that can have an impact on our daily interactions.
As we approach this season of anticipation and awaiting the arrival of Christ, we are called to find peace in this season. Peace with those around us and being at peace with God in our minds and prayers. Pastor Bill Clark shares with us what the Bible tells us about peace and how that can have an impact on our daily interactions.
Advent 2017 | Week 1
December 3, 2017 | Bill Clark
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.
Peace is safety for ourselves and those we love. Peace, for us, is uninterrupted security, to be protected from outside threats.
~ Doug Stevens
The rock solid certainty that we are GREATLY VALUED and DEEPLY LOVED.
Isaiah 9:2,6-7 (NIV)
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light, on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned…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. Of the greatness of his peaceful reign there will be no end. He will rule on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord almighty will accomplish this.
Luke 2:10-11,14 (NIV)
Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. He is the Messiah, the Lord…Glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.
John 20:19 (NIV)
Peace be with you.
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Like Jesus, empty yourself of the desire to WIN THE ARGUMENT.
As you confront the brokenness of another person, be prepared to admit YOUR OWN BROKENNESS.
Invest yourself in the lives of HURTING PEOPLE.
Pray for Christ to be a PART OF THE CONVERSATION.