JESUS: PRINCE OF PEACE
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14, ESV)
“6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7. Of the increase of His government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over His kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore.The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7, ESV)
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, ESV)
“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1, ESV)
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27, ESV)
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33, ESV)
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!" (Luke 2:14, ESV)
LIFE GROUP NOTES SESSION 2
Bethlehem, though small and insignificant, was considered great in the eyes of God. God used this little town to bring about the birth of our Savior where peace would come for all people and redemption would reign
BIBLE STUDY NOTES
How did Ruth’s determination to stay with Naomi, and not return to her homeland, demonstrate love and devotion to the family she married into?
God stepped in and miraculously worked in the lives of two average women. How does his faithfulness in their life encourage you today?
⊲ BE CHALLENGED
Think of a person you know who has a need (emotional, physical, or spiritual). Seek out a tangible way to help meet that need. Use that opportunity to share how God meets our needs and redeems what has been lost. What happened?
⊲ FURTHER STUDY
Read Isaiah 40. How has Jesus been a “good Shepherd” in your life? How does Satan, the flesh, the world, or your personal struggles, deter you from embracing the Shepherd?