December 1, 2017 – December 29, 2017
And He Shall be Called: How Isaiah Describes the Messiah
There’s a renowned verse in Isaiah 9 that brings great comfort to all who hear it. Much of the hope and comfort that emanates from Isaiah 9:6 comes from the names or titles the prophet gives to the anticipated Messiah: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. For people looking and hoping for the Messiah, these names describe what they can expect him to be like. Unlike the Israelites, we know the name of the long-awaited Messiah. We call him Jesus Christ. In this Groundwork series, we'll seek renewed hope and comfort in our lives by studying Isaiah's descriptions of the Messiah to learn more about who Jesus is and see, even more clearly, how he fulfilled the prophecies.
Episodes in this Series
December 1 , 2017
As we anticipate Jesus Christ’s birth this Advent season, discover the divine wisdom and help we receive from Jesus Christ our Messiah.
December 8 , 2017
As we continue to anticipate and think about the birth of Jesus Christ, we encounter Isaiah’s second name for our Messiah: Mighty God. Discover what this title meant to Isaiah's original audience and what it means for those of us who recognize Jesus Christ as the Messiah in our lives today.
December 15 , 2017
The prophet Isaiah describes the Messiah as an “Everlasting Father.” Now that we know the Messiah is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, how are we supposed to understand that title?
December 22 , 2017
Prince of Peace
What does it mean to declare and proclaim Jesus as the Prince of Peace? Considering the present brokenness and pain in our world, when can we expect this peace to prevail?
December 29 , 2017
A Light Shining in Darkness
In the Bible, the coming of the Messiah is often associated with light. Let's explore the promises this light brings and what it means for how we live as people of the light while we wait for Jesus Christ's second coming.