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Searching For Peace

Luke 2:13-14

We find love in the fact that Jesus was laid in a manger
We find peace in the promise of God to give peace
We find joy in the good news the angels delivered
We find hope in the truth that we have a savior

Why do we miss out on peace?

Fast pace of life
Failure to pause
Frequency of problems
Focus on pain

What peace does for us?

Peace gives us inner security
Peace gives confidence in God
Peace provides safety for the soul
Peace gives a sense of comfort
Peace offers hope in conflicts
Peace provides constant strength

Christmas from Joseph’s perspective

Joseph experienced frustration
Joseph experienced anger
Joseph experienced irritation
Joseph experienced panic
Joseph experienced humiliation

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

Luke 2:13-14

The angels are suddenly present

The angels come in a moment
The angel host is massive
The angels bring meaning

The angels offer praise

The angels praise the glory of God
The angels praise the character of God
The angels praise the place of God

The angels promise peace

The angels declare peace to earth
The angels determine the peace
The angels define the peace

What should we do with peace?

Stop getting frustrated
Slow down
Savor the peace you have
Spread the peace of Christ