This week we continue our brand new series “Waiting for Christmas”. Today, Pastor Scott helps us see the importance of waiting with Hope, especially through the busy Christmas season that is this time of year.
Peace on earth is _____________________, but peace _____________ is possible.
NOT SO SILENT NIGHT:
Luke 2:6-9 – And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. 7She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. 8That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. 9Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified…
1. Unexplainable _____________________.
2. Unbearable _______________________.
3. Uncontrollable ____________________.
PEACE ON EARTH:
Luke 2:10-14 – but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. 11The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! 12And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.” 13Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, 14“Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”
1. Run to God’s ___________________________.
Matthew 11:28 — Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
2. Rely on God’s __________________________.
Philippians 4:19 – And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
3. Receive God’s __________________________.
Romans 5:1 — Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.