This Sunday, Pastor Alicia delivered a powerful and inspiring Word for Week 2 of the series Rediscover Christmas. We learn that the peace of God surpasses all understanding and His peace defies our circumstances.
Focus Scriptures: Luke 2:8-20; Phil. 4:4-7; Eph. 2:14; Isaiah 9: 6-7; Matt. 11:28-30
Humble Shepherds tending to their flock were the first to receive the birth announcement of Jesus. The Lord uses the humble and His favor is not based on human standards. The Lord chose the Shepherds because they connected several important biblical threads:
- The Patriarchs of Israel were shepherds (ex. Abraham, David). The Shepherds represent the everyday person.
- The Shepherds signify Jesus’ ministry and teaching. Sheep were special animals in Jewish culture and Jesus is the Lamb of God.
We also learn that the peace of Jesus is with us in the midst of the storm. We should always present our problems to God because Jesus is the Prince of Peace.
Did Sunday’s message inspire you to receive the gift of peace from Jesus? Please share with us in the comments.