Summary: The Bible tells us that Jesus would come and that He would be the Prince of Peace. I was looking at this title for Jesus the other day, and I wondered what it really meant. What does it mean to have Jesus called the ‘Prince of Peace’? Jesus must get th
PRINCE OF PEACE
INTRODUCTION... A Duke University Study
A group at Duke University did a study on “peace of mind.” Factors found to contribute
greatly to emotional and mental stability are:
1. The absence of suspicion and resentment. Nursing a grudge was a major factor in unhappiness.
2. Not living in the past. An unwholesome preoccupation with old mistakes and failures leads to depression.
3. Not wasting time and energy fighting conditions you cannot change. Cooperate with life, instead of trying to run away from it.
4. Force yourself to stay involved with the living world. Resist the temptation to withdraw and become reclusive during periods of emotional stress.
5. Refuse to indulge in self-pity when life hands you a raw deal. Accept the fact that nobody gets through life without some sorrow and misfortune.
6. Cultivate the old-fashioned virtues—love, humor, compassion and loyalty
7. Do not expect too much of yourself. When there is too wide a gap between self-expectation and your ability to meet the goals you have set, feelings of inadequacy are inevitable.
8. Find something bigger than yourself to believe in. Self-centered egotistical people score lowest in any test for measuring happiness.
READ ISAIAH 9:6-7
The Bible tells us that Jesus would come and that He would be the Prince of Peace. I was looking at this title for Jesus the other day, and I wondered what it really meant. What does it mean to have Jesus called the ‘Prince of Peace’? Jesus must get this title because of what He would do and did do while He was here on Earth. Jesus gets the title Prince of Peace because it defines who He is and what He can do for us. It is not just a title, but a description.
P- PARDONING OF SIN
The greatest thing that Jesus ever did to bring peace into our lives is to provide a way for our sins to be forgiven. The Bible states clearly that at one time we were all sinners at odds and enemies with God. There was no way for us to have a relationship with God because of our sin. The price of sin is high, it costs blood to wash away sins; that is why there are sacrifices in the Old Testament. But, God had a plan to offer salvation to all people. God had a plan to offer a clean slatre to anyone who would accept. He did that through Jesus on the Cross. Jesus made peace between us and God with His death. Jesus paid the price. Jesus pardoned our sin.
E- EVERLASTING PROMISES
ILLUSTRATION... Promises from God, Our Daily Bread, January 1, 1985
A promise from God is a statement we can depend on with absolute confidence. The Promises of God are never ending and never run out. Scripture is full of the Everlasting Promises of God: Here are 12 promises for the Christian to claim.
God’s presence— “I will never leave thee” (Heb. 13:5)
God’s protection—”I am thy shield” (Gen. 15:1)
God’s power—”I will strengthen thee” (Isa. 41:10)
God’s provision—”I will help thee” (Isa. 41:10)
God’s leading—”And when He putteth forth His own sheep, He goeth before them” (John 10:4)
God’s purposes— “I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil” (Jer. 20:11)