The Promise of Peace on Earth

What did the angels mean when they spoke of "peace on earth?" In this Christmas sermon, Rev. McMickle shares three characteristics of peace: that it can only come from God, that it cannot be experienced by a single person or by a certain group of persons if, at the same time, it is being denied or withheld from others, and that it must begin with me!

Is There Hope for World Peace

Matthew 24:3-13, Revelation 21:1-7   I received an interesting Christmas card from a dear friend, a retired Air Force General. On the front was a white dove with an olive branch in its beak, hovering above the world. Inside the card were these words: "Peace on earth." Beside t

Are We There Yet? The Kingdom Will Come!

Mark 4:21-25 I usually get remarks about my sermon, but I was joyfully surprised when one of our very bright high school seniors came up to my after a sermon a few weeks ago and said, "Pastor, your message on the Kingdom is exactly what I am dealing with in my studies right now: 'Re

Peace Without a Pill

Studies prove that many Americans admit they do not enjoy peace in their lives. Experts tell us that every day in our nation, we swallow 9 tons of sleeping pills and another 15 tons of aspirin. Then we can add to that another hefty amount of more powerful medication - tranquilizers. Although ...

Through Life’s Struggles to Peace with God

Through Life's Struggles to Peace with God (Lectionary Starters) Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B April 6, 2003 Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Hebrews 5:5-10 Jim Killen, A minister of the United Methodist Church, Beaumont, TX We have been talking together for several weeks about what it means to

Christmas: Christmas Peace

In a wartorn world, what does, "Peace on earth" mean? Christmas peace, says this sermon, begins with peace with God, and that peace is the result of becoming a disciple of Jesus.