Sermon Notes 12/21 – The Star Appeared

1. THE STAR APPEARED – Matthew 2:7
-it refers to the fact that the Holy Spirit has always been
-The Holy Spirit is God – Hebrews 9:14
-there is one God – Dt 6:4-5
-there is a trinity – 2 Corinthians 13:14
-The Holy Spirit appears first in Genesis 1:1 – Elohim – plural revealing the trinity
-The Holy Spirit is on the move and created everything
           a. because only Jesus can do anything for us
           b. because only Jesus is the Savior of the world – Luke 2:8-11
Savior – means one who rescues & delivers
Matthew 3:13-17 – The Father announces Jesus is the only Savior
         -Jesus is the Savior of gentiles and Jewish people
         -it is a narrow road – Matthew 7:13-14
          c. because only Jesus  can bring you peace
—Luke 2:81-4
—John 14:27 – MY PEACE – is the Lord’s Peace
—John 16:33 – Peace is only in Jesus Christ
          ***you may have – means to possess and hold on to
          ***peace – means the stoppage of conflict/distractions are removed
          ***tribulation – refers to pressures
          ***overcome – means to completely conquer
-the Lord’s peace conquers all tribulation and pressure
        REMEMBER: We understand that peace is not determined by what we possess, but by who possesses us..
-nothing else satisfies except Jesus…
Proverbs 17:1 – dry morsel – a little piece of old bread sitting around
                       – House full – well furnished/big/ a great house
***It is better to have a little and have peace then to have alot with no peace
*******We need to allow peace to rule – Colosians 3:15 & Galatians 5:22
Definition of peace – means to join yourself together which brings calm, tranquility
—Peace rules by increasing our peace –
         —peace is a fruit
         —as we spend time with Jesus every day, our peace increases.
We can have continual and sustained peace…
          —then Jesus and His Peace lead us