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A Call To Worship

King David wrote in Psalm 96:4-9: ”The Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens. Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary…O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.”

Hymn—“Crown Him With Many Crowns”

Scripture Reading—Is 9:6; Ez 37:26; Heb 13:20,21; Acts 3:12-15; 5:29-32; Heb 2:9,10; 12:1,2

Isaiah 9:6: ”For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Ezekiel 37:26: ”Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them.”

Hebrews 13:20,21: “Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever.”

Acts 3:12-15: “And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk? The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; and killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.”

Acts 5:29-32: ”Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.”

Hebrews 2:9,10: “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.”

Hebrews 12:1,2: ”Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Hymn—“Wonderful Grace Of Jesus”

Opening Prayer

Hymn—“Jesus The Very Thought Of Thee”

Sermon—“The Prince Of Peace”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Highlighting the three main parts of Isaiah’s prophecy concerning the Messiah, as recorded in Isaiah 9:6
• Providing a definition of “prince” and “peace”
• Explaining how Christ is the Prince (or Captain) of the sinner’s health and welfare
• Showing how the covenant of grace is often called a covenant of peace
• Linking the covenant of peace in Ezekiel 37:26, with the covenant of peace in Hebrews 13:20,21
• Exploring the four passages where this Greek term translated “prince” appears in the New Testament
• Providing a comprehensive overview on the doctrine of the “Prince of Peace”, by comparing and contrasting these four passages—Acts 3:12-15; Acts 5:29-32; Hebrews 2:9,10; Hebrews 12:1,2

Hymn—“Hallelujah For The Cross”

Closing Prayer

Benediction

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make us perfect in every good work to do his will, working in us that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.



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