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Christmas (PEACE) - Notes

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PEACE

Colossians 3:1-3

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

Don’t use a microscope but a telescope to look at peace.

Isaiah 9:6-7

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 government and peace there will be no end. He will reign 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.

Look Down - A child is born
Look Up - A son is given

Look Down - Human
Look Up - God - Amazing Titles!

Look Down - David’s Throne
Look Up - Heaven’s Throne

LOOK UP THEN DOWN

  • Christmas is the invasion of the Prince of Peace into enemy-occupied territory.

1 John 3:8

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.

  • Jesus made peace by declaring war on sin, Satan, sickness, death, religion, racism, addiction, etc.

  • Jesus fought with the weapons of love, truth, sacrifice, forgiveness, reconciliation.

  • Jesus WON through His perfect life, His sacrificial death and His glorious resurrection and now sits at His Father’s right hand.

  • If Jesus is your Lord (KING) you have nothing to fear and can be full of peace (PEACE-FUL).

  • Even though I don’t always know where I’m going, I know whom I’m following and He knows where He’s going and that’s good enough for me.

Since Jesus reigns in peace
you can remain at peace!

HAVE YOU LOOKED UP?

Jesus, I look up to you. I believe you are my Savior and my Lord. I turn from my sin, trust in your victory and entrust my life to you. Be my Prince of Peace!

Karl House