Wonderful Counselor

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.”
Isaiah 9:6

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

Great ____________________

Our ___________________

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. 

Trusting Wonderful Counselor in ____________:

The Wonderful Counselor is a ______________.