Vintage adventof jesusispeace_12.8.13

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Vintage adventof jesusispeace_12.8.13

  1. 1. PEACE the normal, non-warring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world; an agreement or treaty between warring or antagonistic nations, groups, etc., to end hostilities and abstain from further fighting or antagonism; a state of mutual harmony between people or groups, especially in personal relations: the normal freedom from civil commotion and violence of a community; public order and security; cessation of or freedom from any strife or dissension.
  2. 2. SHALOM completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord
  3. 3. REMINDER #1 God’s peace is FAR BIGGER and FAR BETTER than ANYTHING this world has to OFFER or even has IN MIND!
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. LUKE 2:8-14 And in that same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy
  6. 6. LUKE 2:8-14 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was the angel a multitude of the heavenly host (army) praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with
  7. 7. REMINDER #2 GOD’S peace is for those who are LIVING the kind of LIFE He DESIGNED us to live (i.e. It’s CONDITIONAL, not UNIVERSAL…yet!)
  8. 8. JOHN 14:26-27 …The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and bring to Your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you, but not as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid.
  9. 9. REMINDER #3 GOD’S peace doesn’t LOOK or FUNCTION like the kind the WORLD can offer or produce, but far OUTSHINES it, in THIS life AND the NEXT
  10. 10. THE “STUFF” WE’RE ALL MADE 1. Our THOUGHTS OF 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Our Our Our Our Our FEELINGS WILL (“spirit” or “heart) BODIES SOCIAL CONTEXT SOULS (integrates all of the above…)
  11. 11. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Our Our Our Our Our THE PEACE OF JESUS PERMEATES… THE “STUFF” WE’RE ALL MADE 1. Our THOUGHTS OF FEELINGS WILL (“spirit” or “heart) BODIES SOCIAL CONTEXT SOULS (integrates all of the above…)
  12. 12. HOW PEOPLE PRIORITIZE Body THINGS Soul Mind Spirit God
  13. 13. HOW GOD PRIORITIZES THINGS Body Soul Mind Spirit God
  14. 14. HOW GOD PRIORITIZES THINGS THE PEACE OF JESUS Body Soul Mind Spirit God
  15. 15. REMINDER #3 GOD’S peace doesn’t LOOK or FUNCTION like the kind the WORLD can offer or produce, but far OUTSHINES it, in THIS life AND the NEXT
  16. 16. REVELATION 21:1-5b Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne
  17. 17. REVELATION 21:1-5b “They will be his people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making everything new!”

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