Series: A Midnight Clear

Art depicting Isaiah the prophet.

And On Earth, Peace

Bible Text: Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Luke 2:1-20 | Preacher: Rev. Andy Bryan | Series: A Midnight Clear | The birth of Jesus is the inauguration of a reign of endless peace. It is not a culmination; it is a beginning, the beginning of the reign of the Prince of Peace.

January 3, 2020
The birth of Jesus is the inauguration of a reign of endless peace. It is not a culmination; it is a beginning, the beginning of the reign of the Prince…
The Nativity; artwork by Gari Melchens.

Emmanuel

Bible Text: Isaiah 7:10-15 | Preacher: Rev. Andy Bryan | Series: A Midnight Clear | Jesus is the embodiment of peace, “God with us.” Within the startling simplicity of a sign, the birth of a child, we get the Prince of Peace.

Jesus is the embodiment of peace, “God with us.” Within the startling simplicity of a sign, the birth of a child, we get the Prince of Peace.
Photo of Santa with head in his hands, clearly stressed.

Weak Hands, Feeble Knees, and Fearful Hearts

Bible Text: Isaiah 35:1-10 | Preacher: Rev. Andy Bryan | Series: A Midnight Clear | God’s peace is embodied, physical, and something we can feel. It’s not just spiritual reality.

December 17, 2019
God's peace is embodied, physical, and something we can feel. It's not just spiritual reality.
Peaceable Kingdom painting by Edward Hicks

Tender Wolves, Tenacious Lambs

Bible Text: Isaiah 11:1-10 | Preacher: Rev. Andy Bryan | Series: A Midnight Clear | The image of tender wolves lying down with tenacious lambs implies both have changed: the wolf has become more gentle and the lamb has become bolder.

December 10, 2019
The image of tender wolves lying down with tenacious lambs implies both have changed: the wolf has become more gentle and the lamb has become bolder.
Spinning wheel with hope and fear as choices.

Swords Into Plowshares

Bible Text: Isaiah 2:1-5 | Preacher: Rev. Andy | Series: A Midnight Clear | So profound will be the peaceful reign of the coming Messiah that there will be no need for weapons or for learning about war at all.

December 5, 2019
So profound will be the peaceful reign of the coming Messiah that there will be no need for weapons or for learning about war at all.