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Preaching:  Rev. David Hiester

Isaiah 9:6-7

6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

Psalm 103:13

13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;

“Peace On Earth” by Bono

Jesus, in the song you wrote

The words are sticking in my throat

Peace on earth

Hear it every Christmas time

But hope and history won’t rhyme

So what’s it worth?

This peace on earth

Peace on earth…

Shalom:

  • Wholeness
  • Completedness
  • A wholistic sense of health (spiritual, mental, emotional, relational…all of these and more)
  • Integrity ad uprightness in one’s life
  • Everything that’s broken, put to rights

Prince:

Chief commander; head; official representative of the king.

  • keeper, guardian, warden, overseer

Romans 5:1

1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

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