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You can have everlasting peace with and of God and you can be an instrument of God's Peace. The world has unsolvable problems and you may have some of them. God invites you to name them and present them to Him to find peace.
Remember when you were a child and you got really scared. What did you want or need most? Your dad and mom. They were your source of security and safety. In a dark and scary world filled with evil and tragedy and death, what do we need most? Not some ancient philosophy, not some bronze statue, not some man-made religion. What we need most is a personal God who cares and who shows He cares by coming to us, by entering our broken world, by telling us the truth and pointing the way out of the disaster created by our sin and rebellion. We need a God with skin on. We need a God in whom we can be truly safe and secure in the face of all of lives harms and dangers. Newtown, CT is exactly why Jesus came down from heaven to earth. Newtown, CT is a picture of the sinfulness of sin and of how desperately we all need a Savior from the power and destruction and bondage of our sin. And not just a Savior, but a suffering Savior who knows exactly what it’s like to be us and go through what we go through. We need a Savior who knows the horror of murderous acts, who knows the hatred of hearts turned against Him, who knows the pain of death. Politicians will not solve our problem, more police will not solve our problem, better gun control laws will not solve our problem, better education will not solve our problem. This sinful world cannot provide us with any solutions. That has to come from somewhere else outside this world. The only remedy for sin and evil is a suffering and crucified and risen Savior. A lot of people are going to say a lot of foolish things in the next days and weeks. But mark my words, if they go on and on and never use the words sin and evil and wickedness and repentance and Savior and Jesus Christ, then their words are worthless. No one else on earth can help us the way Jesus can help. No one else on earth can love us the way He loves us. No one else on earth has promised what He has promised and backed it up with His power over sin and death and Satan. Nothing but the blood of Jesus can save us. Nothing. We should grieve with those who grieve. Like Rachel weeping for her children. But the King Herods of the world don’t have the last word. God has the last word. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us full of grace and truth. We must all humble ourselves before a very personal God who cares and is intimately involved in all that happens in our lives. Our title for this morning reveals to us the personal side of God. Last week’s title, Mighty God, stirred up quite a bit of controversy. This week’s title, Everlasting Father, stirs up a bit of confusion. Calling this child God was scandalous unless He really was divine. Calling this Son who is given, Father, creates more misunderstanding. How can the Son be the Father?
PJ Raduta looks at what it means to have a relationship with God as father, and how that gives us affirmation and purpose in life.
Jesus is the Everlasting Father. He is God. He is preeminent in every way and is the only way of salvation and redemption for mankind.
Names were very important in Bible times. Understanding the Names of God related to the Christmas story will bring us great peace and comfort.
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