[THE SONG OF CHRISTMAS]                                                  12.22.2019

Traditional Christmas | Timeless Meaning                     Pastor Tracy Cook

 

TEXT Luke 2.14 ESV 14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace

among those with whom he is pleased!”

  • A MELODY OF PEACE

Peace involves –

  • Presence of: tranquility or quiet; harmony in personal relations; a state or period of mutual concord between governments
  • Freedomfrom: civil disturbance; freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions

Jesus is our peace. Isaiah 9.6; Ephesians 2.14

  • Peace with Self, John 14.27; Romans 8.6; Philippians 4.6-7, 9
  • Peace with Others, Romans 14.19; Hebrews 12.14; Acts 9.31
  • Peace with God, Romans 5.1; John 16.33

 

4 Things to do:

  1. Love God’s Word, Psalm 119.165
  2. Keep your mind on the Lord, Isaiah 26.3
  3. Obey the Lord, Isaiah 48.18
  4. Be spiritually minded, Romans 8.6

 

  • A HYMN OF HOPE
  • Hope in eternity, Proverbs 14.32; Titus 2.13
  • Hope in this life, Hebrews 6.19
  • A CAROL OF JOY

Joy / the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires; delight

  • The Emotion of Joy
  • The Expression of Joy
  • The State of Joy, Isaiah 9.1; Isaiah 51.11
  • The Source of Joy