The topic this week is what you really want for Christmas – Peace. We’ll be looking at Isaiah 9:6-7, Romans 5:1, and especially Philippians 4:6-9. The worship will focus on the Christmas songs and carols that promise peace.
Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 141214 Heart Prep
Isaiah 9:6-7 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. 7Of 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.
Philippians 4:6-9 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Luke 2:13-14 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
All is Well – Michael W. Smith
Give to the Wind Thy Fears (Hannah: it is online! I put it there! (with your permission, I think.))
I Heard the Bells (Casting Crowns version)