Sunday, December 08, 2019
Pastor Delbert Enns www.EasTview.org
The creator of the universe came to earth and suffered for us.
Shalom to restore peace. God made shalom with humans. Jesus is our shalom. Shalom requires a lot of work.
God himself was pleased to live fully in his Son. And God was pleased for him to make peace by sacrificing his blood on the cross, so that all beings in heaven and on earth would be brought back to God. You used to be far from God. Your thoughts made you his enemies, and you did evil things. But his Son became a human and died. So God made peace with you, and now he lets you stand in his presence as people who are holy and faultless and innocent. But you must stay deeply rooted and firm in your faith. You must not give up the hope you received when you heard the good news. It was preached to everyone on earth, and I myself have become a servant of this message.
Colossians 1:19-23 CEV
How did Jesus come? Incarnation. God became man. Why? To bring shalom. Reconcile mankind to God. We can make a better world. Live Aid raised millions for Ethiopia. Bob Dillon said we can't save man.
Jesus wants to make you presentable to God.
In January we'll go through the gospel of Mark. The unclean woman touched Jesus making him "unclean". She was healed. Go in peace. She received shalom.
Results of shalom. Matthew identified 4 "bad" women in Jesus's genealogy.
Mission of shalom only if you accept Jesus. He must have your brokenness. Then he can give you shalom.
As a prisoner of the Lord, I beg you to live in a way that is worthy of the people God has chosen to be his own. Always be humble and gentle. Patiently put up with each other and love each other. Try your best to let God's Spirit keep your hearts united. Do this by living at peace.
Ephesians 4:1-3 CEV
Shake hands and give each other the kiss of peace.