What is one idea that stood out to you when you watched the video on peace?
Review Isaiah 9:6-7 and read Luke 2:11-14.
The verses in Isaiah look forward to the birth of the "prince of peace." In Luke, the angels announced the birth of a king and declared his peace. When we think about the idea of peace this Christmas, remember that God promises a well ordered life and restored relationships.
Why do you think it is important that God fulfills the promises of peace in the person of Jesus, and didn't just describe peace in a set of books or commands?
Read Matthew 5:9 and Colossians 3:14-15.
These verses teach us how important it is for God's people to be characterized by peace (like Jesus). Matthew 5:9 reminds us to be peacemakers and Colossians 3:15 tells us that peace should rule, or be the "umpire," of our relationships.
How might God's people change their families and communities when we are submitted to the peace of Christ, and committed to making peace?
(HINT: God's peace is not just the absence of conflict, but restored lives and cooperative relationships.)
What is one thing you can do this week to apply the peace of Christ to your world?
Read Romans 5:1.
Indeed, Jesus is our prince of peace because through his death, burial, and resurrection, he satisfied the penalty for our sin and made peace between God and other people. This peace is only available to those who trust Christ's sacrifice and call on him for salvation. Then, we can begin to truly experience peace in lives and relationships (Eph. 2:14-18).
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