THE NAME ISAIAH 7:14, ISAIAH 9:6-7 12/22/20 – 12/26/20

Isaiah 9:6 tells us that Jesus is both human (“A Child Is born”) and divine (“A son is given”) – the greatest gift of all, Jesus Christ.
“The government will rest on His shoulder,” the Messiah will come to govern!  He will rule over the whole world with justice and righteousness.
He will rule as King of Kings and Lord of Lords upon His second coming.  Philippians 2:9-11
As we celebrate Christmas, the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, explain what it means to you personally.
Reflect on how God gave His Son to be born in a manger – in poverty – to suffer – to be rejected – beaten and tortured – and ultimately die on a cross in our place for our sins – that we could experience forgiveness, salvation, and eternity in heaven.
Spend time praying and thanking God for the Greatest Gift – His Son, Jesus Christ!
There are over 256 names in the scripture attempting to describe the character and nature of Jesus Christ.  “Indescribable”
Isaiah shares four descriptive names describing the Messiah’s excellence and superiority.
We will look at two of these names today allowing you to meditate on what they mean to you.
“Wonderful Counselor” – Describe the meaning of these two words to you personally.  
List how “Jesus”, the “Wonderful Counselor” has guided, encouraged, comforted, and strengthened you.
“Mighty God” – Describe Jesus’ power and what it means to you.
What does the following words mean?
*Omnipotent –
*Omniscient – 
*Omnipresent –
Read Ephesians 3:20-21
Apply these verses to your life.  What is it telling you?
Spend time in prayer seeking God’s wisdom/counsel and that you would surrender/submit – allowing His power to work through you.
THURSDAY  12/24/20  THE NAME  Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7
It’s Christmas Eve!  The greatest gift of all- Jesus Christ!
We will reflect on the third and fourth names Isaiah used to describe the Messiah.
*Everlasting Father
Think of the meaning of these two words!
“Father” – Describe what a loving Father means to you.  Describe the actions of a loving father for their child.
“Everlasting” – What does this mean to You?
*Prince of Peace 
Describe the peace Jesus bring to your life in spite of confusion, trials, and temptations (what is going on in our lives at this time with the virus, uncertainty, and political chaos)
“Prince” – What does this signify?
Spend time giving thanks for the love and peace we experience in Jesus Christ.  Also pray that others will experience the love, hope, and peace offered in the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Read Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7 and Luke 2:1-20 as a family.
The Birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ
Spend time thanking the Lord for the greatest gift – Jesus Christ!
SATURDAY  12/26/20  ISAIAH 9:6-7
*Spend time praying that others will experience the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.  (Be specific)
*Pray for the Message at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow to impact our lives.
*Pray for First Baptist Church as we begin to read through the New Testament in 2021 together – that we will experience the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in our church.