Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

Obedience Over Feelings

Peace on Earth Obedience Over Feelings (Matt. 1:18-25) Joseph thought he had been betrayed by Mary and yet surrendered his personal feelings to obey God’s commands. We must submit to God’s Word to experience God’s peace. THE PROBLEM (Matt. 1:18-19) Submitting to God’s plan can often involve surrendering your reputation. Joseph chose to extend grace when he experienced disgrace. Joseph’s character was not created in that moment but revealed in that moment. THE PROMISE (matt. 1:20-23) God’s plans are promised…

Did the Angels Waste Their Words?

Peace on Earth Did the Angels Waste Their Words? (Luke 2:8-14) When the angels announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds, they told them that peace on earth had come.  As we look around us, how do we reconcile this supposed peace with the state of the world? ANNOUNCING PEACE Jesus’ birth announcement came to lowly outcasts before the religious elite (Luke 2:8). The gospel of Jesus is able to turn great fear into great joy (Luke 2:9-10). The gospel…