The Nature of Jesus Our Messiah

December 1, 2023 – December 22, 2023

The Nature of Jesus Our Messiah

Advent is a season of waiting—waiting to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ our Savior and waiting with anticipation for his return. During this season, Christians around the world prepare their hearts to celebrate Jesus’ birth by remembering the biblical promises that foretold the Messiah’s coming. We return to these passages to remember both what those promises meant to the Israelites and what they mean for us today. One of those promises is found in Isaiah 9:6: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” These four titles found in this passage reflect both the deep needs of God’s people and how the Messiah’s coming will fulfill those needs. Join us for this Groundwork series as we reflect on Isaiah 9:6 and examine additional New Testament scripture references that help us more fully understand the meaning of each title and the nature of Jesus Christ, our Messiah. Together, we’ll also discuss how these titles impact the way we live as disciples of Jesus today. 

Episodes in this Series

The Nature of Jesus Our MessiahDecember 1 , 2023

Jesus: Our Wonderful Counselor

As we prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of Jesus, let's discuss what it means that Jesus is the wisdom of God and therefore, truly is a wonderful counselor whose guidance, when we seek and follow it with humility, will keep us on the right path.

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The Nature of Jesus Our MessiahDecember 8 , 2023

Jesus: Our Mighty God

Let Scripture reveal the truth of Christ’s deeds and character, and explore with us how his presence as a helpless baby displays—not the smallness, but the awesomeness of God’s power.

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The Nature of Jesus Our MessiahDecember 15 , 2023

Jesus: Our Everlasting Father

Let's discuss how our understanding of the Triune God clarifies how Jesus is our Everlasting Father and together, we'll discover the comfort and belonging we have because our Messiah bears this revolutionary title.

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The Nature of Jesus Our MessiahDecember 22 , 2023

Jesus: Our Prince of Peace

Let's dig into Scripture to discover the deep and meaningful shalom that Jesus brought to us in his birth, that he promises to establish permanently when he returns, and that we can share now as his agents of peace in our world.

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