McDonough Campus

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11:00am in the Worship Center

Address

2400 Highway 42 North
McDonough, Georgia 30253

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Phone: 770.957.1355

Griffin Campus

Service Times

11:00am Contemporary Worship

Address

2567 Teamon Road
Griffin, Georgia 30223

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Phone: 770.957.1355

Articles

Day 15 | Peace With God Through Jesus

12.13.20 | Advent 2020

    Reading: Romans 5:1-2

    During Christmas, the sounds of the season are everywhere—on the radio, in the house, over the sound system in the stores. We love to sing along to our favorite carols. What does “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” and “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” have in common?

                When peace shall over all the earth
                Its ancient splendor fling,

                And the whole world give back the song
                Which now the angels sing.

                Hark! The herald angels sing
                Glory to the newborn King,
                Peace on earth and mercy mild,
                God and sinners reconciled.

                The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
                With Peace on Earth, Good Will to Man.

    Peace. We love to think about peace at Christmas time. Even more, we love to sing about peace at Christmas time! You’re singing about it right now, aren’t you?

    Romans 5:1-2 reminds us of this truth: the peace that the heavenly host was declaring at the time of Jesus’ birth (Luke 2:13,14), God delivered through Jesus. Because he took the death sentence for our guilt, there is no fear of judgment. But it gets better—now we can stand before God as he declares us righteous! This reality brings real peace to our hearts—not just at Christmas time but every day in every season!

    Question: How does having peace with God through Jesus Christ impact you this Christmas? How can you share this good news with others?