Christ Our Peace – 4th Sunday of Advent – 19-Dec-2021

by Pastor Roy Esposito
  • Psalm 94:12-13(Mess) – He provides a “circle of quiet” within the clamor of evil.
  • Ephesians 2:14 – He, Himself is our PEACE.
  • Empathy – Getting a sense of another’s mind.
  • Jesus’ gentleness toward sinners flows from His ability to read their hearts.” – PR
  • Beyond the grumpiest poses and defense mechanisms, beyond their arrogance and airs, beyond their sneers and curses, Jesus saw little children who hadn’t been loved enough and had ceased growing because someone ceased believing in them.” – Brennan Manning
  • “Hostility and Estrangement” = “Enmity and Alienation”
  • Human Wisdom’s solution – Focus on circumstances.
  • True Wisdom – Focus on man’s estrangement from GOD.
  • Romans 5:1 – Jesus, our bridge back to God.
  • Luke 5:1-11 “Two Boats” – Freedom of choice.
  • Proverbs 18:10(TPT) God is a tower of strength for the lovers of God’s delight to run into.
  • James 4:1-2(TPT)
  • The “human way” has a foundation built on unredeemed and unrepentant hearts with lives lived in the ILLUSION of SELF-IMPORTANCE. 
  • These lack the humility necessary to ASK GOD for what they need.
  • Psalm 25:8 “Good and upright is the Lord who shows sinners the WAY.”
  • Ephesians 2:11-14(TPT) – “Our reconciling Peace is Jesus!”
  • Psalm 121:1-2 – “Our help comes from the Lord, the creator of heaven and earth.”
  • Philippians 3:20-21(TPT) – “We are a colony of heaven on earth….”
  • James 3:18 – The Peacemakers: Sowers of righteousness.
  • Matthew 5:9 – “Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS for they will be called the children of God.”

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