Summary: Fourth of a 4 part series on the Names of the Messiah found in Isaiah 9:6
Prince of Peace
December 24, 2017 Morning Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: Jesus is the “man in charge” of peace.
Focus Passage: Luke 2:1-19 (Pew Bible page 1179)
Supplemental Passage: And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7 NASB)
Introduction: [Prince of Peace = “sar-shalom”] ??? ????Sar-shalom.” Say that outloud for with me: sar-shalom. Jesus is the sar-shalom.“Sar” is the word for prince. Normal when we think of a prince, we think of the son of a king. But that’s not what this word is designed to make us think. This word literally means, Sar = head person, captain, governor, prince. The man in charge. The go-to guy.
The Romans had a very similar word for their rule, he was called the “C-sar.” They had Julius Caesar, Augustus Caesar, Nero Caesar. That was their head guy. Until the Bolshevik Revolution, he Russians adopted the same title for their head of state. They called their ruler the, “czar.” Jesus is the sar-shalom.
Shalom is the word for peace. In the Hebrew language, peace is a rich and powerful concept. Shalom = well-being, happiness, peace. Jesus is the governor of well-being, the captain of happiness, the ruler of peace. The sar-shalom. Friends, this is the climax of Isaiah’s promise. And I want you to fully understand it today. Because if you can embrace this, you will see the Messiah differently for the rest of your life.
I. Peace at His Birth
a. But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart. (Luke 2:19 NASB)
b. Joseph had peace as the shepherds confirmed his angel encounter
c. The shepherds had peace as the baby confirmed their angel encounter
II. Peace in His Miracles
a. They *came to Jesus and *observed the man who had been demon-possessed sitting down, clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had had the "legion"; and they became frightened. (Mark 5:15)
b. Turning water into wine. John 2:1-10
c. Healing of the paralytic at Bethesda John 5:1-9
III. Peace in His Words
a. To the woman who touched the hem of his garmet: And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction." (Mark 5:34 NASB)
b. When the boat was sinking: And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. (Mark 4:39 NASB)
c. "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. (John 14:27 NASB)
Application/Invitation: The peace that comes with Jesus surpasses anything the world can offer.