This week marked the beginning of Advent. If you’d like to check out some more resources and info about Advent, check out this post. It was also the beginning of our Advent series called Immanuel: What’s in a Name? This year, we are looking at the various names given to Jesus in the Isaiah 9 prophecy about His birth.
Names meant something in the Jewish culture. And the names given to Jesus – Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace – were significant. What did they mean to the Israelites? What do they mean to our world and to us today?
This week we looked at the name Wonderful Counselor as well as the Advent theme of hope. The reality is that we, as the Israelites did, have hope because we have a Wonderful Counselor. The question always is, are we listening? Have we recognized our own hopelessness without Christ so that we can fully embrace the hope in Him?
Here’s what we did together… Continue Reading…