Luke 1:78,79

"We all want peace because we know it to be the standard of life. The good news is, though the path of peace proves elusive, we can rediscover it."

1. Peace proves to be elusive.

"No Justice, No Peace." Black Lives Matter Slogan

Justice and Peace are indissoluble.

Justice: right relations, harmony, and fairness.

Peace: Absence of tension, presence of justice, and power of worship.

  • War without
  • War within
  • War with Him

2 Chronicles 15:1- 6 NLT; Mark 5:1-5; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20; Romans 3:23 (NLT)

2. Peace without the Prince of Peace is a fallacy.

The big lie: "people can engineer their ppeace."

The brutal truth: "There is no peace without the Prince of Peace."

Isaiah 3:1-8; Jeremiah 6:13, 14 NLT; Ezekiel 13:4-12, 16; Galatians 1:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:3

                                     

3. Peace is a place we can all be guided to.

  • A gift from God
  • A gift available to everyone
  • A gift to be shared by all.

Luke 1:79; Luke 2:13, 14; Luke 24:36; John 14:27; 2 Thessalonians 3:16; James 1:17; Romans 12:18; Hebrews 12:14; Romans 14:17-19 NLT; Colossians 3:14, 15