Messages about Peace


What if there was no Christmas?

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: Fear, God with us, Peace, promise of Immanuel, Trust

In a particularly dark time, God gives an enduring promise and a truth for His people to live into. This promise is in the name Immanuel, God-with-us. A promise which finds fulfillment in Jesus. This story leaves us with the question, “In whom are we trusting?” Because God is with us, we can face difficult and discouraging times.  Text: Isaiah 7:1-8:10


Dancing with anxiety

Speaker: Dave Musser
Topics: anxiety, Peace, presence

Today in Scripture, we meet a woman who danced with anxiety. We watch her, with eyes focused on Jesus, overcome her anxiety as she, with fear and trembling, shares her testimony in front of a large crowd. Let us draw strength from her example as we face anxiety in our own lives.  Text: Mark 5:21-34


Experiencing peace and presence…especially in the chaos

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: Heart, mind, Peace

God’s peace promises to guard our heart AND mind-ONLY as we name our anxieties. Our heart and mind is everything-especially in a pandemic! In #4 of 5 of “Be Anxious for Nothing,” consider how our Guardian yearns to ground our total being even when everything else appears to be going sideways.  Text: Philippians 4:7


Assuredly, Jesus sit at our table…TODAY!

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: assurance, comfort, Peace, presence

The concerns and fears of COVID-19 touches all of us. However, we can be assured that Jesus is at the table with us. Consider applications from the upper room as Jesus stayed at the table during the darkest hour.  Text: Luke 22:7-20


Unlock and Breathe in the Resurrection

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: Fear, Life, Peace, Resurrection

The Good News of Christ’s resurrection was announced, yet the disciples remained behind locked doors. Consider how the resurrected Christ entered this fear-filled space and breathed resurrection power on the disciples, a gift which continues for all who believe. Text:  John 21:19-31


“Christmas is Now!”

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: birth, messenger, Peace

The message of “peace on earth” remains as told by God to the angelic host. As Christ breathed in the breath of life, consider the same significance as the Holy Spirit breathes life into the followers of Christ. Text: Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-20


Love God, Live in Peace

Topics: Grace, Peace

The wisdom from God is pure and peace-loving. Purity means totally devoted to God, fully embracing the revelation of God through Jesus Christ, and receiving God’s grace. Peace-loving means obeying the words of Jesus, following his example, and forgiving others even as we ourselves have been forgiven. This message references the doctrine of peace as expressed in our Confession of Faith.  Text: James 3:13-18