Matt Woodley


The Peace Jesus Brings

Micah predicts the coming Messiah.

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I. Micah remembers the promise of shalom.

II. The Messiah comes quietly.

III. Jesus is the peace giver.


Matt Woodley serves as the Editor for and the Pastor of Compassion Ministries at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of God With Us: The Gospel of Matthew (IVP).

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Jojo Bive

December 16, 2013  1:07am

I disagree with the previous post that the article is merely a 'nice sermon for a college or seminary chapel service.' While it qualifies as a seminary chapel service sermon, I dont think the man on the pew is too dumb enough not to get the whole drift of the message. It is even argued that 'there is no good news in the sermon, just theory.' I wonder what theory is he talking about. The shalom concept of the Hebrew people is far from being a theory. This shalom is emphasized in the New Testament through the work of Christ. It anticipates the fulfillment of the shalom of Christ by the introduction of the New Creation. The author focused on the metanarrative of Christmas. Some may not sit well with this because of the commercializing of the Christmas story. But we need sermons like this to give us the broader Biblical view of the Advent of Christ.

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Derek Carver

January 30, 2012  10:12am

Right now, in the middle of a raging congregational storm, the challenge to the 'people in the pews' to be peacemakers, because the Jesus in them IS peace itself, would be a great message. To realise, to actually believe, that Jesus IS our peace - present tense - is mind-blowing and Spirit-lifting. To know that we have peace - guaranteed by 2 Peter 1:3,4 - is to realise we can be peacemakers, simply by our presence in a situation, since we bring His Presence with us by His Spirit (His character and nature) in us. Hallelujah!

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Judge Morris

December 06, 2011  6:30am

I agree with Bruce Donald. I can think of more than a few members in the pews that sit before me each Sunday that would leave with a better sense of why they were created and the powerful possibility of experiencing a "peace beyond understanding."

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bruce donald

December 05, 2011  1:35pm

I feel I need to reply to the injustice I hear in the pervious reveiwers thoughts. "there is no good news in the sermon just theory"? "He will be their peace" and "God calls the lame and the outcast to be his peacemakers" Isn't that good news?! I could go on but enough said

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Jerald Fenske

December 13, 2010  4:50pm

Nice sermon for a college or seminary chapel service. The average person in a church pew would not find anything to sustain them for the upcoming week. There is no good news in the sermon, just theory.

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