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His name is...Prince of Peace

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Sermon shared by Brian Harrell

December 2005
Summary: He is the Prince of Peace. This name describes that Jesus is the Lord of peace. His peace makes us complete and whole. He brings peace between us and God, us and our circumstances and even to myself. This uses a couple of stories from Max Lucado about pai
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- A community that ostracized and shunned her for an unplanned pregnancy before marriage. And then when the “story” of angels came out they thought she was delusional.
- A long and difficult journey to another city on the verge of the due date after months of seclusion in her home.
- Having the baby in a smelly stable because there was no room and no mercy in Bethlehem.
- An egotistical king that sent killers after the baby to destroy him.

Why didn’t she become bitter? Why not lash out at God and abandon the plan and the faith?


Why didn’t she become bitter? Why not lash out at God and abandon the plan and the faith?

Because they had met the Prince of Peace!

Isaiah 9:6-7 (KJV)
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

We have been studying the names of Jesus from this passage:

Wonderful Counselor…That Jesus is amazing and surpasses all of our expectations of a Savior! He is amazing and is the real deal.
Not only that but His ways, His actions, His counsel is so deep, so vast and so high that it is never wrong. His knowledge and wisdom is so infinite that we can’t even begin to see all that He sees in leading us.
He is exactly what one would expect from the Son of God and more!

Mighty God…Jesus is the mighty God. He is ruler, He is unlimited, He never plays by our rules and He has overcome everything including Satan and Death. He has revealed to us the unstoppable power of God….and I like that!

But His mighty power doesn’t always show up in stunning miracles.

These testimonies I read today point to Jesus Christ as limitless! NO, He didn’t perform the stunning miracle but nothing can tie His hands from working, nothing! Not broken bodies, bad childhoods, chaotic marriages, loneliness, not even death.

Today we look on this term Prince of Peace. What does this name mean to us?

Let’s begin by defining the terms, Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace.

PRINCE

The word Prince, especially taken in context of verse 6, implies that Jesus is THE supreme ruler, that he is royalty.

He rules from a throne and from that throne vast power is at his command.
- The government is on his shoulders, there is no higher government than Him.
- His word is above every word, his law above every law. Everything bows down to Him.
- He has a Kingdom, a kingdom of unlimited wealth, power and glory.
- He is sovereign. There is no match to His power, there is no real competition. He is in complete control.
- As King he invites His subjects to gather under His wings so that he may take care of them.
Psalms 57:1 (NIV)
1 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,
for in you my soul takes refuge.


I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
until the disaster has passed.


He always arrives and comes as royalty and ruler. He is never 2nd banana, or the other option. He is the King and Lord.

AND YET…he suffered with His creation and was crucified by His creation.
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