Christmas Brings "Peace" - Luke 2:13-14

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising god, and saying, 14 glory to god in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

What is peace ? (gr) = “eirene” (hr) = shalom (serenity, tranquility, quietness, calm.

Jesus is called “the prince of peace” isaiah 9:6

If pece is the message of christmas, where is the peace now ?

Note: 3 dimensions of peace:

  • between god and man,
  • between man to man,
  • between nations.

Jesus says “i am not came not to send peace on eath ...“

He make peace on the cross by his blood (col. 1:20)

He establish the covenant of peace in the midst of storm (isaiah 54:9-10)

Whey my neighbor, family, friend are not save or experience the peace ?

Because one the 7 weapons or armor of the god is “the gospel of peace (eph. 6:15)

Six biblical ways of evangelism “one on one contact” with lips and life style

Personal, one-on-one evangelism:

  • Philip ministered to the ethiopian eunuch (acts 8:26-38),
  • Paul to sergius paulus (acts 13:7),
  • Jesus to mary magdalene, nicodemus, the woman at the well, the thief on the cross, and others,
  • There are about thirty-five such instances recorded in the gospels alone.

 

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