First United Methodist Church | Bakersfield
HOPE: PEACE AND PERSEVERANCE
Sermon Notes and other info for December 10, 2017 Isaiah 53:1-5 and Romans 5:1-5
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  • First United Methodist Church Campus
    4600 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM
“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone,” Romans 12:18.
“Peace” is what we think we _________ when we don’t have what we ___________.
Peace Beyond Comprehension
Sin entered the world – humans putting themselves ________________.
The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them,” Isaiah 11:6.
The One who can bring _________________________ and was born into our war-wracked world had been predicted.
“For to us Isaiah 9:6.
“… he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed,” Isaiah 53:5.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives,” John 14:27.
If you have peace with __________ you’ll be able to have peace with ____________________.
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Peace in Repentance
___________________ toward peace is a confession that we have a genuine need.
Peace Fosters Perseverance
God’s work in us is a ______________________________.
So what are we supposed to do in the meantime?[1]
1)_______________________________
Faithfulness means keeping your ________________________ by following Christ in all weather.
2) ______________________________________
“… surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age,” Matthew 28:20.
“So let us not grow weary in doing what is right; for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up,” Galatians 6:9.
Be about preparation, ________________________________.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world,” John 16:33.
Hope in God’s Possibilities
There is peace in pesevering as ______________________________ and you can have it today. “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:7.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope”Romans 15:13.


[1]Some ideas adapted from Robert S. Crilley, “Just You Wait!” Sermons On The Second Readings, Series I, Cycle C, First Sunday of Advent.
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