Peace On Earth by Stuart Briscoe

Peace On Earth
Stuart Briscoe
Luke 2:8-13

The American Psychologist reports that over the last four decades of research the top two "terminal values" of the American public are "a world at peace" and "family security" (Vol. 44 No. 5 May 1989:778). Given the extent of international conflict and domestic breakdown, we have a long way to go. The promise of "peace on earth" needs to be revisited.

I. The Meaning of Peace.

A. The absence of tension?
1. "Shalom" according to Gideon. Judges 6:24

B. The cessation of conflict?
1. "Shalom" according to David. 2 Samuel 11:7

C. The experience of "order."
1. "Shalom" according to Isaiah. Isaiah 48:17-18

2. "Eirene" according to Jesus. John 16:33
Peace: A deep rooted sense ...

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