[PC-USA]  1997-12-21 - Prince of Peace

During this season when we celebrate the birthday of the Prince of Peace, I thought it was appropriate to take a look at some of what the Bible has to say about peace, both peace between believers and God, and peace among people.

(Isa 9:6 NNAS) "For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace."

(Luke 2:12-14 NNAS) ""This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." 13 And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14 "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.""

(John 14:27 NNAS) ""Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful."

(John 16:33 NNAS) ""These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.""

(Col 3:15 NNAS) "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful."

(Acts 10:34-37 NNAS) "Opening his mouth, Peter said: "I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, 35 but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him. 36 "The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)-- 37 you yourselves know the thing which took place throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed."

(Rom 5:1-2 NNAS) "Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God."

(Gal 5:22-23 NNAS) "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."

(Phil 4:6-7 NNAS) "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

(Mark 9:50 NNAS) ""Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.""

(Rom 12:18 NNAS) "If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men."

(Heb 12:14 NNAS) "Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord."

(Eph 2:14 NNAS) "For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall."

Jan