Beautiful Name

Everlasting Father

December 16 2018 - Paul F. Knight

And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
Isaiah 9:1

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. 7 Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.
Isaiah 9:6, 7

1. Jesus Christ the ___, the _____?

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… Mighty God…
Isaiah 9:6 NIV

My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”
John 10:29, 30 NIV 

Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.
John 14:8-10 ESV

He shall be called:
Refers to the _____________ and ______________ of a person.
It appeals to all the person is and represents.

How complex is the person of our Lord Jesus Christ! Almost in the same breath the prophet calls Him a “child,” and a “counselor,” a “son,” and “the everlasting Father.” This is no contradiction, and to us scarcely a paradox, but it is a mighty marvel that He who was an infant should at the same time be infinite…
~ Charles Surgeon

2. The Gift of Being a _____ of ___.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life. . . 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
John 1:1-4 & 12,13 NIV

He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:2, 3 NIV

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” 16 For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. 17 And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.
Romans 8:15-17 NLT

3. The Gift of __________ Wonder.

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Luke 2:10-14 NIV

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 NIV

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings
Psalm 17:6-8 NIV

To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— 25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
Jude 24, 25 NIV

“…But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”
~ G.K. Chesterton, Orthodox

Mighty God

December 16 2018 - Paul F. Knight

And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
Isaiah 9:1

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. 7 Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.
Isaiah 9:6, 7

1. Jesus, the child born for us, is _______.

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… Mighty God…
Isaiah 9:6

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
John 1:1-4

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14

A. The Prophets foretold that Jesus is God.

Isaiah 9:6, 7

B. Jesus declared that He is God.

John 8:58, 59

John 10:30-33

Titus 2:11-14

C. Jesus demonstrated that He is God.

John 28:27-29

1 Corinthians 15:3,4

Jesus is God the Son who became a man.
We are not saying that Jesus was a man that became God.

2. Jesus, the child born for us, is _______.

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… Mighty God…
Isaiah 9:6

Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours: 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
2 Peter 1:1-3

Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:8-10

Humanity stands and fights on many battlefields: Sometimes victorious and sometimes vanquished. The greatest battlefield, where victory seems so often elusive and yet so necessary, is the battlefield of our inner being.

It is in our inner being, where our Mighty God says He is able to do immeasurably more…
…Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Ephesians 3:16, 17 & 20, 21

3. Jesus, _________ _______!

He is Mighty God enough to…

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 ______________.

Jesus

December 2 2018 - Paul F. Knight

In the name of:
Refers to the ____________ and __________ of a person.
It appeals to all that the person is and represents.

The Message of Isaiah
 _____________ and _________
Idolatry, Rebellion, and Injustice

The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)

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…
Isaiah 9:6 

700 years prior to the birth of Jesus Christ

Isaiah 9:1-7

1. _______ and the Promise of  ______

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder.
Isaiah 9:2, 3 NIV

 …the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” 17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said.
Matthew 4:12-19 NIV

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
John 8:12 NIV

Spiritual darkness in its simplest sense is a form of ignorance.
Light is understanding and life. It is hope.

2. Christmas Hope: _____________ 

For to us a child is born,
Isaiah 9:6 NIV

Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of humans? Will you try the patience of my God also? 14 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 7:13-14 NIV 

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
Matthew 1:22, 23 NIV

Emmanuel (Immanuel) means “God ________ us.”

 3. Christmas Hope: ___________

…to us a son is given,
Isaiah 9:6 NIV

This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
Matthew 1:18-21 NIV

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
John 3:16, 17 NIV

The name Jesus means
God is salvation:
 _____________!
He will save his people from their sins.

What do you call Him?
What does it mean?