Peace on Earth 31: A New Year’s Eve Selah

Peace on Earth Day 31 - A New Year’s Eve Selah “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV) As we close out 2023, we look behind us and see good things, and also hard things—situations that challenged us or maybe even broke our hearts. Yet as we…

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Peace on Earth 30: Song for Our Saturday – “Glory, Let There Be Peace”

Peace on Earth Day 30 - Song for Our Saturday – “Glory, Let There Be Peace” Glory, Let There Be Peace by Matt Maher I had not heard this song till recently, and I really appreciate the lyrics. Thinking of all our Emmanuel has brought us should not only give us peace but also great joy! Watch the video of today’s song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW4c6DcxgGc&ab_channel=mattmaherVEVO [Verse 1]One star burns in the darknessShines with a…

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Peace on Earth 29: Prince of Peace

Peace on Earth Day 29 - Prince of Peace We’ve been focusing on the word peace for our December Advent series. When we think of peace, we may immediately think of our King—Jesus!  Yet people puzzled at this title, Prince of Peace, because they expected something different from the Messiah—they longed for something different. I enjoyed this excerpt from ourdailybread.org: “The name ‘Peaceful Prince’ helps to explain why Jesus disappointed His countrymen…

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Peace on Earth 28: The Need for Rest

Peace on Earth Day 28 - The Need for Rest “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28, ESV) “And he said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.’” (Mark 6:31a) “In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8, ESV) Has the…

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Peace on Earth 27: Heaven, Our Promised Peace

Peace on Earth Day 27 - Heaven, Our Promised Peace “In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” (John 14:2-3, ESV) “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death…

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Peace on Earth 26: Reflections

Peace on Earth Day 26 - Reflections The presents are all unwrapped and the big day is behind us, and while that can be a bit of a letdown, our reason for celebrating continues. Our Savior, born long ago in Bethlehem, still saves. He still longs to dwell with us and be our ever-present Immanuel. Really, Christmas is just a reminder of the One we hold dear all year long. While at…

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Peace on Earth 25: Merry Christmas from Vine to Branches

Peace on Earth Day 25 - Merry Christmas from Vine to Branches Today, we want to wish each of you a Merry Christmas, and a New Year filled with blessing, spiritual growth and a hunger for God’s Word.  As we consider Christmas Day, what better Scripture to read than the one about what we celebrate?  Luke 2:1-20, ESV In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This…

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Peace on Earth 24: Christmas Eve Selah

Peace on Earth Day 24 - Christmas Eve Selah “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6, KJV) As we think of the Baby in the manger, we might be tempted to only think of Him as the Messiah…

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Peace on Earth 23: Song for Our Saturday, “Savior” by We Are Messengers

Peace on Earth Day 23 - Song for Our Saturday, “Savior” by We Are Messengers We are getting really close to the pinnacle of this Christmas season. As we rush about in our final preparations, may the words from this beautiful Christmas song warm our hearts as we truly reflect on the One we celebrate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVeU8u1Z2wI&ab_channel=WeAreMessengers Written by Darren Mulligan and Jeff Pardo, the lyrics are simply wonderful. I hope you enjoy…

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Peace on Earth 22: Jesus Brings Peace

Peace on Earth Day 22 - Jesus Brings Peace “And through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.” (Colossians 1:20, ESV) Jesus is our Peace. Yet, while we know this to be true, it often doesn’t seem to be evidenced in our world. There has been much warring and arguing over our Savior—His authenticity and claim of being…

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