Prince of Peace | Isaiah 9:6

and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor,Mighty God,Everlasting Father,Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 ESV For the Hebrews, peace encompassed more than just the absence of war and strife. Peace was the state of perfect existence, the world as it was meant to be. Peace is what we were made for, the nagging feeling in our …

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Everlasting Father | Isaiah 9:6

and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor,Mighty God,Everlasting Father,Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 ESV The third title that is given here in Isaiah 9:6 for the Christ is a rather interesting one: Everlasting Father. With the full revelation of Scripture now before us, we know that our great God is triune, three persons yet one …

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Mighty God | Isaiah 9:6

and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor,Mighty God,Everlasting Father,Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 ESV As we continue our Advent meditations upon the four names given to the Christ in Isaiah 9:6, we come to the second title: Mighty God. The Christ is not only Wisdom made flesh; He is also a king of might. This …

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Wonderful Counselor | Isaiah 9:6

and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor,Mighty God,Everlasting Father,Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 ESV Although back in 2018 I preached an Advent sermon over Isaiah 9:1-7, I am turning there again for this Advent season. More specifically, I am focusing upon only verse 6, and even more narrowly, we will be meditating upon the four …

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The Incarnate Son

Seed of woman, long foretold,Babe of heaven, come behold.Mighty God, in manger’s restShepherd King, both did bless.Son of laughter, sacrificed.Spotless Lamb, our ransom’s price.Lord of lords, confess Him now.Prince of peace, before Him bow.Life everlasting, proclaim to all!Jesus Christ, upon Him fall.

Should You Follow the Liturgical Calendar?

The Affair of the Sausage was the effective start of the Reformation in Switzerland. The setting was the season of Lent in the year 1522. Huldrych Zwingli was already drawn into the Reformation that Martin Luther began via his 95 Theses in 1517, but this meat-eating event proved to be the watershed moment of the …

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The King Has Come

The Creator became a creature. The Potter, a jar of clay. The Infinite, an infant. The Author entered His story. The King left His glory. The Light walked in darkness. Rejoice, for the King has come! Stand firm, for the King will come again! 

The Incarnation

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary Our journey through the Apostles’ Creed brings us now into a multipart study of the life and work of Jesus, which, of course, begins at His birth. The virgin birth, which Lewis called the Grand Miracle, has long been given the rightful attention …

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The Light of the Glory of God | Revelation 21:22-27

And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light will the nations walk, …

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The True Light | John 1:1-18

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light …

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