OUR WONDERFUL LORD

4 Week Christmas Series

 

Isaiah 9:6

WONDERFUL!

#1 of 4 - OUR WONDERFUL LORD

 

Isaiah 9:6 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

 

As we approach another Christmas we turn to the prophecy concerning the Lord Jesus, and the five qualities that refer to Him found in our text.  In this message we consider two of the qualities, Wonderful, and "The everlasting Father".

   

JESUS WAS WONDERFUL IN HEAVEN WHERE HE WAS ACTIVE

Before He came to earth he was "The everlasting Father" or "Father of Eternity".

He is eternal, having always existed. Consider John 1:1-5, Hebrews 1:1-4, Colossians 1:15-18

 

JESUS WAS WONDERFUL IN BETHLEHEM WHERE HE ARRIVED

Luke 2:1-20

 

JESUS WAS WONDERFUL ON EARTH WHERE HE ASSOCIATED WITH MEN

John 1:14

 

JESUS WAS WONDERFUL WHERE HE ATONED FOR OUR SINS

Romans 5:6-9, 1 Peter 1:18-19

 

JESUS WAS WONDERFUL AT THE TOMB WHERE HE AROSE FROM THE DEAD

1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 20, Luke 24

 

JESUS IS WONDERFUL IN HEAVEN WHERE HE ANTICIPATES HIS RETURN

Psalm 110:1, Acts 1:10-11

 

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Isaiah 9:6

COUNSELLOR!

#2 of 4 of OUR WONDERFUL LORD   

 

Isaiah 9:6 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

 

Jesus showed himself to be the "counselor" as he walked this earth. He spoke with authority on many things, including:

 

JESUS COUNSELS US CONCERNING THE NEW BIRTH - JOHN 3:1-8 - RELATIONSHIP

In order to spend eternity in we must be born into the family of God.

This gives us a Father-son relationship with God. John 1:12-13

 

JESUS COUNSELS US CONCERNING THE BREAD OF LIFE - JOHN 6:35- 47-48, 53-58 - RECEPTION

When we receive Jesus as our Savior we eat His flesh and drink His blood. John 6:53

 

JESUS COUNSELS US CONCERNING THE LIVING WATER - John 7:37-40 - RESOURCE

The resource that we receive when we are saved is the Holy Spirit. John 14:16-18, 16:8-15

 

JESUS COUNSELS US CONCERNING THE SHEEP AND THE SHEPHERD - John 10:9-11, 27-29 - RESPONSIBILITIES

Jesus is responsible to take of us as the Good Shepherd.

We are responsible to believe on Him and to follow Him.

 

JESUS COUNSELS US CONCERNING THE VINE AND THE BRANCHES - John 15:1-16 - RECIPROCITY

He will abide in us as we abide in Him

 

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Isaiah 9:6

MIGHTY GOD!

#3 of 4 of OUR WONDERFUL LORD

 

Isaiah 9:6 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

 

JESUS WAS MIGHTY IN SUPPLY

He supplied food for the hungry. Mark 6:35-44, 8:1-9

He supplied fish for the fishermen. Luke 5:4-11, John 21:1-11

He supplies rest for the weary. Matthew 11:28-30

 

JESUS WAS MIGHTY IN STRENGTH

He calmed the sea. Mark 4:35-41

He cast out demons. Mark 5:1-20

He raised the dead. Mark 5:35-43, John 11:33-44

 

JESUS WAS MIGHTY IN SACRIFICE

Isaiah 53, Philippians 2:5-11

 

JESUS WAS MIGHTY IN SUPERIORITY

The Transfiguration - Mark 9:1-8

The Resurrection - Matthew 28

 

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Isaiah 9:6

PRINCE OF PEACE

#4 of 4 of OUR WONDERFUL LORD

 

Isaiah 9:6 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

 

JESUS GIVES US THE PEACE OF SALVATION - Luke 2:10-14, Romans 5:1

 

JESUS GIVES US THE PEACE OF SECURITY - Hebrews 7:24-25

 

JESUS GIVES US THE PEACE OF SUPPLICATION

He prays for us. 1 John 2:1-2

We are to pray to Him. Philippians 4:6-7

 

 

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