“All I want for Christmas is… Peace

December 12, 2021   /   Crossroads Church

R.E.S.T.

  • R: REALIZE
  • E: EXPRESS
  • S: SURRENDER
  • T: Transfer 

Isaiah 9:6

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”

Luke 2:13-14

“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests”

R: REALIZE

1) REALIZE THAT there will be things with which to be . 

John 16:33  

“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.”

2) REALIZE THAT WE DON’T HAVE TO BE  BY .

John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” 

Isaiah 54:10

“For even if the mountains walk away and the hills fall to pieces, My love won’t walk away from you, my covenant commitment of peace won’t fall apart. The God who has compassion on you says so” THE MESSAGE

E: EXPRESS

1) EXPRESS YOUR TO GOD.

Psalms 50:15 “Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor Me”

Luke 11:9-10

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened” 

2) Express your to God.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and  petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God”

S: SURRENDER

Romans 8:28  “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” 

T: Transfer 

1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you”

Romans 16:20 “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet”

 

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