Sunday Services at 10:30 and 6:00, and the Tuesday evening Bible Study at 7:30 are being held in the Church building, and are also being live streamed.27 Feb 2024 7:30pm Bible Study - Live Stream (Daniel Hyde)
"For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end."
Isaiah 9 vs 6,7a
Peace. This is lacking in our world. We see war, crime and breakdown in relationships, at home, work and in society, the opposite of peace.
We search for peace in money, fitness, education, the pursuit of pleasure, relationships, and noble causes in helping others or trying to make the world a better place. Yet, looking back at history, the world is not a better place. We are more advanced in technology and medicine but we are not more peaceful. Who then is the Prince of Peace in the verse above?
As a Prince, He must be a son. Indeed He is. The Prince of Peace is the Son of God, Who is the King of Kings. Just over 2000 years ago He entered this world. He was born in a stable in Bethlehem to an earthly mother named Mary, yet conceived through God the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ was fully God yet the nature of man was joined with Him.
He brings peace with God, peace within, and one day a worldwide peace.
We are born with a heart that does not want to fully submit to God. The Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Prince of Peace, told us that God’s Law could be summed up as follows: ’ You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind and your neighbour as yourself.’
We have broken His Law in our thoughts, words and actions. This is the source of unrest in the world. Each act of disobedience will be judged and dealt with by our Holy God, who we are accountable to.
God gave His Son to be born, live a perfect life, and then offer Himself, as the great sacrifice for the sins of His people. He would bear the wrath God has for their disobedience, suffer death, and rise again, showing this has been accepted by God the Father. Peace with God is found through Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
To know the meaning of life gives great peace. We were made by God and are to live for Him. We enjoy and are grateful for the many blessings God gives us, yet life is about serving Him. Until we have sought forgiveness for our disobedience through Christ, and trusted in Him as our Lord and Master, then our life is about living for self and our philosophy.
We have peace knowing that He is in control of our life and this world. He loves us. He gives those who trust in Him a new heart, a desire to serve Him, and be taught by Him through His Word, the Bible. We are declared children of God and the glory of heaven waits.
One day the Lord Jesus Christ will return. All those who have trusted Him for forgiveness of sin will be gathered together from both in heaven and on earth. He will begin a new, perfect sinless kingdom, on a perfect earth, where He will reign and live with His people for ever in perfect peace. He is the Prince of Peace with an everlasting kingdom.
All those who reject Him and His offer of forgiveness will face eternal punishment for their disobedience.
Have you found peace with God? Today His Son still lovingly accepts any who turn to Him.
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