Summary: What's in a name? Everything when it's the Name of Jesus, the Wonderful Counselor. As a part of the introduction, we played from You Tube the following video: Dr. S.M. Lockridge: That’s my King (3:18)
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. 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. Isaiah 9:2;6–7
1. Jesus was Coming as Child
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given;” Isaiah 9:6
“She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
3 “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” Mark 6:3
For Christ to be our Savior, three conditions must be met:
• He must be a man.
• He must be an infinite man.
• He must be an innocent man.
Why is the virgin birth a necessity for Christianity?
• Biblical Authority
• Jesus Christ
• Salvation (1)
2. Jesus is Calling as Savior
“…his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor,” Isaiah 9:6
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
14 “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” Mark 10:14-15
3. Jesus is Counseling as Friend
I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. Revelation 3:18
4. Jesus is Coming as King
9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9–11
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
All Scripture taken from The English Standard Version of the Bible
(1) Section taken from https://www.keepbelieving.com/sermon/why-the-virgin-birth-matters/