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Summary: Part 2 of a 2-part sermon. God’s promise of an end to sin’s oppression was contained in the birth of a mere child. But how? The promise to end sin’s oppression is thru a Perfect...

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GOD’S PROMISE IN THE CHILD-II—Isaiah 9:6-7

Need:

To grasp the nature of why we celebrate Christmas & why the world gravitates away from this.

God’s promise of an end to oppression was contained in the birth of a child.

A promise to end sin’s oppression is contained in the birth of a child.

?How is God’s promise of an end to sin’s oppression, contained in the birth of a child?

8 ways God’s promise of an end to sin’s oppression is contained in the birth of a child.

God’s Promise to end sin’s oppression is thru A PERFECT ...

1. GIFT(:6a-b)

2. GOVERNMENT(:6c, 7a-c)

3. COUNSEL(:6d)

4. POWER(:6d)

5—The promise to end sin’s oppression is thru

A PERFECT FATHER(:6d)

—Explanation:(:6d)

“...Everlasting Father,...”

“Everlasting Father”—deyba

—Everlasting— de `ad ad—

—Father—ba ’ab awb—Father of an individual—Head or founder of a household, group, family, or clan.

—He will bear many children, thru the Gospel.

—Argumentation:

‘The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Gospel’—Tertullian

—Illustration:

A father who both makes you aware of objective right & wrong & holds you to it...as well as offering the comfort of his acceptance & loving arms/PERFECT FATHER

—Application:

?Your FATHER the PERFECT FATHER of God?

?Your Promise in The Child, Jesus?

6—The promise to end sin’s oppression is thru

A PERFECT PEACE(:6d)

—Explanation:(:6d)

“...Prince of Peace...”

“Prince of Peace”—Mwlv-rs

—Prince— rs sar sar—Prince, ruler, leader, chief, chieftain, official, captain.

—Peace—Mwlv shalowm shaw-lome’—Completeness, soundness, welfare, peace.

—He is the owner of the peace which He will bring. It is thru Him that the peace comes.

—Argumentation:

Heb. 13:20-21—“Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever & ever. Amen.”

Jn. 14:26-27—““But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, & bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

—Illustration:

“Peace on Earth”—We use it as a feeble sentiment at Christmastime. Without Christ we cannot know PEACE

Bumper Sticker— ‘NO JESUS—NO PEACE’...

‘KNOW JESUS—KNOW PEACE’

—Application:

?Your PEACE the PERFECT PEACE of God?

?Your Promise in The Child, Jesus?

7—The promise to end sin’s oppression is thru

A PERFECT STANDARD(:7)

—Explanation:(:7)

:7—“Of the increase of His government & peace

There will be no end,

Upon the throne of David & over His kingdom,

To order it & establish it with judgment & justice

From that time forward, even forever....”

:7a-b—“Of the increase of His government & peace There will be no end,”

—This child is also a King. However He is no ordinary king for His “government” & the “peace” brought by it never end.

“Increase”—hbrm marbeh mar-beh’—Abundace, increase


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