Find Peace in the Heart of Christmas

Scripture: Luke 2:8-14; Colossians 1:19-22; Ephesians 2:14-16, Matthew 5:9, Colossians 3:12-15

Peace = Shalom

Shalom means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.

God’s Peace is for All People

Shepherd’s were average, ordinary people.
The Messiah would bring Shalom to the whole world.
Peace with God is our greatest need.

Jesus Reconciles Us to God

Jesus is the fullness (the shalom) of God.
Peace with God is the promise of God in our lives.

Adventus = arrival
Christ first brought peace with God
His second arrival will bring final peace (shalom) to the entire creation

Peace is Our Purpose

World needs people who have the peace of God and willing to share it.
Be a peacemaker.

God invites you have peace with Him and others.

What rules your heart?

Take Aways

Have you been reconciled to peace with God?
Do you believe God’s peace is for ALL people?
Are you a peacemaker?