Contributed on Dec 4, 2014
Isaiah gives us a brief description of the coming Messiah. People have been looking for him and to him ever since.
1. Obscurities There is a story about a student at Cambridge University who entered the classroom on exam day and asked the proctor to bring him cakes and ale. The proctor refused, expressing astonishment at the young student's audacity. At this point the student read from the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 8, 2014
Everyone is looking for the Messiah and he has appeared as the Wonderful Counselor of our lives.
1. Ornithology Class A student decided to take a course in Ornithology. He had no idea what the course was about but thought it would impress his parents. He also heard the old professor who taught the course was easy. He was surprised when he got into the class and found that it was on the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 14, 2014
Isaiah emphasizes the eternal nature of Jesus in calling him Mighty God and Eternal Father.
1. Depending on Others In 2006, James Kim, his wife Kati, and their two young daughters left San Francisco on November 18 for a combined vacation and work trip. They spent Thanksgiving in Seattle with family and then went to Portland, Oregon to visit with a friend. After the visit in Portland, the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 28, 2014
As Prince of Peace, Jesus came to bring us into harmony (shalom) with God, others, and within ourselves.
1. Isaiah 9.6-7; His Name will be Called: * Wonderful -- He takes care of the dullness of life (meant to be exciting and abundant) * Counselor -- He takes care of the decisions of life -- directs our steps * Mighty God -- He takes care of the demands of life * Eternal Father -- he takes care of ...read more