Sermons from December 2017

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December 17, 2017 – Everlasting Father

Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7 Sermon Series: Names for the Messiah Sermon Title: Mighty God The third liturgical title assigned to the newly coronated king in Isaiah 9:6 is “Everlasting Father.” At the outset it is clear that the oracle is situated in a patriarchal society in which the father is at the head of the family, clan, […]

December 10, 2017 – Mighty God

Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7 Sermon Series: Names for the Messiah Sermon Title: Mighty God This week we continue reflecting on the royal oracle of Isaiah 9:2–7 as it pertains to Jesus. We have seen how royal titles from an ancient liturgy were taken up by the early church as a way to bear witness to Jesus. Now […]

December 3, 2017 – Wonderful Counselor

Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7 Sermon Title: Names for the Messiah – Wonderful Counselor This passage from Isaiah is well known today and associated primarily with Jesus in part because Handel included it in the Messiah. Today we consider how Jesus meets the Royal expectation of “Wonderful Counselor.” Clearly Jesus was not what the people or religious […]