December 9th 2018 - Patrick Severson
Guidance is a Great Gift
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Wonderful Counselor Reveals Much About God
Wonderful – the Hebrew word translated as “Wonderful” was _______________________!
Counselor – In ancient times, counselors provided wisdom to the king. They served as _________________.
A counselor would assess difficult situations and then help provide answers to the king. The Israelite kings used counselors on a regular basis (2 Sam. 16:23; 1 Kings 12:6–14; Isa. 1:26; 3:3; Mic. 4:9).
Counselor was one who advised the king on matters of the kingdom. He was a trusted advisor, wise and versed in law and negotiations (1 Chr. 27:32, 33)
Together - Wonderful Counselor means “____________________________” or “____________________________”
No Ordinary Child
Wonderful Counselor is the Gift of His Presence:
A counselor was one who walked with the king
A counselor knew the concerns of the king
The Wonderful Counselor In Our Lives:
Sometimes the Wonderful Counselor leads us in ways that seem foolish to the world.
Look at some Biblical Examples:
_______ Wonderful Counselor When He ___________:
Listening to His Voice often found in quietness (1 Kings 19:12)
The Wonderful Counselor is Our Guide
He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).
In major and in small decisions – God is with us and will guide us.