THE NAMES OF GOD AT CHRISTMAS

THE NAMES OF GOD AT CHRISTMAS

                                                       Isaiah 9:6-7
v6 – for to us – used twice in the beginning of v6
                         (a.) a child was born – the miraculous supernatural birth of Jesus Christ
                                            *a baby born without sin
                         (b.) a Son is given – sent to humanity as a gift of love
                                            *sent for our benefit – Jesus was born to benefit others
                                            *Psalm 103:1-5
vs6-7 – the government will be upon the shoulders of Jesus Christ
-Jesus will return and rule and reign during the 1,000 year millennium and forever
-there will be no end to His rule – v7
                                  HIS NAME WILL BE CALLED – 5 NAMES……….
(1) WONDERFUL – means to separate Himself/distinguish Himself
                                           to make Himself great
     How does the Lord separate Himself from all others?
-through holiness – He has never sinned & is our example to follow
-through His character – faithful…dependable…generous…kind & gracious
-through His works – the miracles He performs…the sins He forgave…people saved
-through His teaching – people were amazed @ His words
-through His love – this is the acceptance of people
               (a.) PEOPLE CAN REALLY GET BEAT UP IN CHURCH
     ***The Lord accepts everyone & His acceptance changes people
     ***Acceptance gives you an opportunity to speak into peoples’ lives
(2) COUNSELOR – it can actually be translated “THE GOD OF WONDERFUL COUNSEL”
-Jesus is the One who brings advice/advises us/has great wisdom
-this is the tile of someone who could give wisdom to CEO’s, presidents
-do not go to the occult or the bar for advice
(3) MIGHTY GOD – means Jesus Christ is God, but also speaks of Him being King, a conqueror and hero
-who the culture thinks is a hero may not be a true hero
(4) EVERLASTING FATHER – – means to be Father of Eternity
-the Bible declares the existence of God and that He is Eternal
John 8:58…Rev 1:17-18…Ps 90:2…Gen 1:1…John 1:1-2,14
(5) PRINCE OF PEACE –
                    Two Main Meanings of this Name:
           1. Jesus Christ is Peaceful and Desires Peace
-He came and they expected a conqueror who would destroy Roman oppression
Instead He came to bring peace…
-When Jesus Christ returns to earth, He will restore peace to the universe forever
           2. Jesus Christ is the Source of Peace
-true peace only comes from Jesus Christ