Advent, sermon

Peace on Earth

In Luke’s gospel, the angels proclaim, “Peace on earth!” at Jesus’ birth and the people proclaim, “Peace in the heavens!” at Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem the week prior to his death.  Micah describes a vision of peace when the mountain of God is raised up and all nations will stream to it, yet he places it immediately after a prophecy of the temple’s destruction.  Jesus, likewise, in John’s gospel predicts the raising of God’s temple (his body) if it is destroyed and says he will draw all people to himself when he is lifted up (on the cross).  The sermon looks at the hope of peace and the promise of God through the coming of the Christ.

“Peace on Earth” Micah 4:1-5 (click this link to open)

Peace on Earth sermon

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