In Isaiah 9:6, a divine utterance is given using four royal titles--Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Names for the Messiah ponders each title and how the people understood it then, how Jesus did or did not fulfill the title, and how Christians interpret Jesus as representative of that title. Best-selling author Walter Brueggemann tackles the questions: "What were these expectations?" and "Did Jesus fulfill them?”
This Advent Study continues on Wednesdays, December 4, 11, and 18, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Lounge.
Participant’s Hand-outs (Brueggemann’s text) are available at the church the Sunday before each session.