Four Amazing Names (Isaiah 9:1-7)Rosemary Aldis, 18th December 2016
Part of the Ad hoc talk series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
What's in a name? In Bible times they were carefully chosen.
1. Mighty God - he will never let us down.
2. Everlasting Father - a Father who loves with an eternal and unchanging love, even though he knows the worst about us. The same yesterday, today and forever.
3. Wonderful Counsellor - Human beings without God are living in darkness. Jesus is the Light of the World, those who follow him will not walk in darkness but have the light of life.
4. Prince of Peace - Jesus gives us his peace whatever our circumstances.
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Isaiah 9:1–7 (Listen)
9:1 But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
2 The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shone.
3 You have multiplied the nation;
you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
as with joy at the harvest,
as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
4 For the yoke of his burden,
and the staff for his shoulder,
the rod of his oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.
5 For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult
and every garment rolled in blood
will be burned as fuel for the fire.
6 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.
7 Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.