Last week, we learned that Isaiah prophesied about the appearance of Jesus, whom he called the Prince of Peace. This week, we consider what kind of peace Jesus brings. Is it merely the absence of conflict, or is it also the presence of something else? Luke tells us about two responses to this peace and why one leads to worship.
In this talk, Tim works through a prophecy from the Book of Isaiah written 700 years before Jesus' birth. Isaiah writes about future events as though they were already a reality and treats the current gloom as though it is a thing of the past. As we wait for the second coming of the Prince in whom Isaiah rejoiced, what can we learn from Isaiah’s outlook? How might the future we’re promised shape our current way of living?
When Jesus dies for his enemies, God’s goodness is put on display in a way that we never could have seen or known otherwise. Something new and glorious has begun! This affects the way Jesus’ followers respond to suffering, the way we love one another, and the way we pray.