Remember God’s past mercy (vs.1-2):
I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile. Jeremiah 29:14
Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Listen carefully to God’s Word (vs.8-13):
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Ahaz refuses a sign from the Lord – 7:10-13
The sign of the child Immanuel – 7:14-16
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”,
(which means “God with us”).
Topic: The Peaceable KingdomSermon point: By Knowing the Prince of Peace
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Sermon point: Understand the Source of Peace
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.
Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever.
2 Samuel 7:16
Sermon Point: They/We needed to Experience the Restoration of Peace
6 The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling[a] together;
and a little child will lead them.
7 The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
8 The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
9 They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.
10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious.