Sermon Series: Prince of Peace

December 1-22 (2019)

Theme Verse:  "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor. Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)

  • Wonderful Counselor (December 1)

    When Jesus came to earth, he didn’t come just as a baby, or even just as a Savior. He was so much more. In Isaiah 9:6, Jesus is described as a Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. During this Advent season we will take a closer look at all four of His titles. Today, we see Jesus as a wonderful counselor.

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  • Mighty God (December 8)

    And he will be called…Mighty God. God is telling people that one day a child will come, a baby, the most vulnerable of human beings. One who can’t feed or clothe himself, communicate, defend himself, a completely dependent one, and that this child will be almighty God. That’s the exciting part of Christmas. There’s a baby being born who will change the world. There’s a small one coming, with limitless power.

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  • Everlasting Father (December 15)

    And he will be called…Everlasting Father. Of all the titles given to the Christ-child, this one probably raises the most questions. How can a child be a Father? He will grow up. How can a newborn be called everlasting? He had an existence long before he came to earth. God’s Son gave people something to cling to, and a father-figure they could depend on.

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  • Prince of Peace (December 22)

    Jesus is our “Sar-shalom” (prince of peace). What God is saying through the prophet is that Jesus gives a kind of peace that is different than you can get in the world. He’s talking about spiritual peace, Peace in your soul. Peace that comes from a sense of having God’s presence with you, and forgiveness for your sins, and hope, and purpose.

  • Thank God It's Over (December 29, 2019)

    “Thank God, it’s over!” While there are undoubtedly many people who greet the days following Christmas with a sense of delight and relief, none can top the reaction of Simeon, the aged prophet, who lifted the infant Jesus in his arms and gave thanks. The wait was over. The promise fulfilled. We rejoice on this Sunday, basking in the fulfillment of the great promise of God – to send a Savior. Our wait is over.