CHRISTMAS GIVES PEACE
1. Watch the Video
2. Light the Peace Candle
To be read aloud:
Today we light the first and second candles of Advent. (Light the green and red candles.)
The first candle is HOPE, the second candle is PEACE.
Colossians 3:15 – Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.
As we light this candle we remember that our peace is possible because of Jesus' arrival into the world, death on the cross and ascension to heaven. Peace is not merely a circumstance or feeling, but a person. Christ Jesus.
Prayer: “Almighty God, you offer rest for our hearts and peace for our souls through He that IS peace, Christ Jesus. Give us grace to live out the peace that you have already given us through your Holy Spirit that we might share peace in this community, and peace in the world.
Through Jesus Christ, the prince of peace we pray.....Amen.
Questions designed for all ages and stages of faith.
How do you define peace in your own life?
In Romans 5:1 it says that "We have peace with God through Jesus Christ." What does it mean to have peace with God? What would be the opposite of peace with God?
The Biblical concept of peace isn't merely the absence of conflict, but the presence of God. Where do we see God's presence in: Jesus' first arrival? A believer's life? The church?
If God's presence is peace, what does it tell us about these three things? (Jesus' first arrival, a believer's life, and the church.)
You've completed Sunday's portion of the FBG "Christmas Gives" Advent Guide.
Share the Peace
Prepare your heart for Christmas by listening to the FBG Advent Scripture Playlist on
1. Read the scripture
Listen to this passage with a free Dwell Membership we've gifted our church family. We recommend you play the passage once out loud now, and then listen yourself several times during the week. (During your drive time, while on a walk, during chores.)
2. Consider the truth
Questions for you, your family, or your small group.
3. Rejoice in the truth.
Sometimes the Christmas songs we’ve repeated for so long contain hidden treasures in the lyrics upon closer examination. Consider the lyrics to this popular Christmas song.
Hark! The herald angels sing"Glory to the new-born kingPeace on earth and mercy mildGod and sinners reconciled"Joyful all ye nations riseJoin the triumph of the skiesWith angelic host proclaim"Christ is born in Bethlehem"Hark! The herald angels sing"Glory to the new-born king"
Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!Hail the Sun of Righteousness!Light and life to all He bringsRisen with healing in His wingsMild He lays His glory byBorn that man no more may dieBorn to raise the sons of earthBorn to give them second birthHark! The herald angels sing"Glory to the new-born king"
Hark! The herald angels sing"Glory to the new-born kingPeace on earth and mercy mildGod and sinners reconciled"Joyful all ye nations riseJoin the triumph of the skiesWith angelic host proclaim"Christ is born in Bethlehem"Hark! The herald angels sing"Glory to the new-born king""Glory to the new-born king"
Enjoy the FBG Advent playlist on Spotify (below) this week to guide your heart and mind toward focusing on the return of Christ and the hope it gives.
FBG ADVENT PLAYLIST
You've completed the Midweek portion of this Advent Guide.
Rest in the Hope that Christmas Gives.