Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on December 24, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Delphi, Indiana. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠First Baptist Church⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an evangelical church in Delphi, Indiana helping people find and follow Jesus. Our mission is to declare God’s truth, disciple God’s people, delight in God’s Son, and display God’s glory. Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30am. Sunday School begins at 9:30am. We gather at 103 S. Indiana Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923.

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Big Idea:  Jesus is the eternally reigning King who secures our peace with God and guards us in the freedom he has won for us.

1.  What Is Peace and Why Do We Need It?
       A.  Defining Peace [Num. 6:24–26; Jgs. 8:9]
              1)  Not merely lack of conflict or a subjective feeling
              2)  But objective wholeness & harmony in the wake of victory
       B.  Dimensions of Peace
              1)  Vertical/Spiritual
              2)  Internal/Psychological
              3)  Horizontal/Social
              4)  Global/Material
       C.  Disobedience, Division, Destruction, Disease, Death, Disaster

2.  Why Is Jesus the Prince of Peace?
       A.  Jesus the Prince
              1)  Shoulders the Burden of Government [Isa. 9:6]
              2)  Shatters the Yoke of the Oppressor [Isa. 9:4]
              3)  Sustains His Expanding Dominion [Isa. 9:7]
       B.  Jesus the Prince of Peace
              1)  Isaiah’s Anticipation
                     a.  The Davidic King, Messiah [Isa. 2:4; 11:6; 35:5–6; 61:1–3]
                     b.  The Suffering Servant [Isa. 42:1–4; 53:5]
              2)  Jesus’s Arrival
                     a.  His Birth [Lk. 1:79; 2:13–14]
                     b.  His Life [Lk. 4:16–21; 7:50; Mk. 5:34; Jn. 14:27; 16:33]
                     c.  His Death [Col. 1:20; Eph. 2:14–17]
                     d.  His Resurrection [Lk. 24:36; Jn. 20:19, 21, 26]
                     e.  His Session [Ga. 5:22; Phil. 4:7; Col. 3:15; 2 Thess. 3:16]
                     f.  His Return [Isa. 66:17; Rev. 21–22]

3.  How Do We Live in the Kingdom of Peace?
       A.  Peace with God [Rom. 5:1–2]
       B.  Peace with Self [Isa. 26:3; Rom. 15:13]
       C.  Peace with One Another [Matt. 5:9; Rom. 12:16–18]