This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: 2 In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. 3 Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 4 He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. 5 Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord. Isaiah 2:1-5 To Experience God's Christmas Peace: 1. Let go of v. 4 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. Hebrews 1:1-2 NIV If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18 NIV 2. Walk in v. 3, 5 In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3 NIV Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 NIV Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9 NIV And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of goodness. James 3:18 TLB Questions for Discipleship group and/or personal study: Opener: In your family of origin, who was the peacemaker? Go to the Source: Read Isaiah 2:1-5 In your own words, describe Isaiah’s vision. Given the history of war in our world, is this vision realistic? Why or why not? Live it out: Rick said, let there be peace in this world and let it begin with you. What is Jesus saying to you now regarding being a peacemaker?