New Life Church in Oak Grove, MO
Sunday, December 10
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  • New Life Church, Oak Grove
    801 SW 1st St, Oak Grove, MO 64075, USA
    Saturday 9:00 AM, Saturday 11:00 AM
Peace at Christmas
Pastor Todd Blansit
New Life Church
December 10, 2023
Jesus brings peace between God and us.

The root of all conflict is the same sin. It is in all of us, and it fundamentally breaks us, affecting every relationship we have, first and foremost, with God. In fact, it makes us his enemies!

Jesus brings peace between us and others.
What is peace and why do we need it?
I think the place to start is with an understanding of this word, peace. The Hebrew word is the word shalom. Shalom carries the idea of flourishing, wholeness, and well-being.

It’s peace in the fullest sense of the word.

Peace is not the absence of trouble; it is understanding we always have the presence of God!
Mary was a young, poor, country, unmarried girl from Nazareth. Nazareth, that place of which Nathanael asked, Can anything good come out of Nazareth?

Mary has no reason to boast perhaps that’s why she was so troubled over what the angel said. On what merit could Mary find favor with God so that he would send an angel and promise his presence?

She really was of humble estate. You wouldn’t have gone through Judea and picked out Mary as the one who would give birth to the Messiah.

Mary found peace in who God is, what He has, and what He was going to do.

Today, lean into God’s plan even if you don’t understand it.

“I Raised My Hand . . .”

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