His Name is Wonderful

Isaiah 9:6

Adrian Rogers

Sermon Overview

Scripture Passage: Isaiah 9:6

The greatest event in human history is when Almighty God stepped out of Heaven, put His feet upon this Earth, and saved us from our sins. Seven centuries before the first Christmas, the prophet Isaiah wrote about the coming Savior, and expressed how His name is wonderful.

Isaiah 9:6 says, “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder…”

We must understand His supernatural nature.

The baby of Bethlehem was not an ordinary child. He is not part-God, part-man; He is fully God in human flesh and there has never been another like Him. The Bible clearly and plainly states that He was born of a virgin, but His beginning was not at Bethlehem. There was never a time when Jesus was not, and there will never be a time when Jesus is not. He is everlasting, forever God.

This passage also reveals Jesus’ sovereign nobility.

Isaiah 9:7 says, “Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever.” God has already declared that Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords.

Adrian Rogers says, “You have to take the cradle and the cross and the crown and put them together, or you don’t have the true story of Christmas.”

Finally, this passage shares with us the meaning of Jesus’ saving name.

“And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

Wonderful: There is wonder in His name, if only our spiritual eyes can begin to see it.

Counselor: There is wisdom in His name, the One we rely on to guide and advise us.

Mighty God: There is wealth in His name, the One to whom everything belongs.

Everlasting Father: There is worship in His name, for He alone is worthy of worship.

Prince of Peace: There is welfare in His name; He is the only One who can satisfy the yearning for peace in our hearts.

Apply it to your life

Do you know Jesus Christ as your Wonderful Counselor? Is our Mighty God your Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace? As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, remember His supernatural nature, sovereign nobility and saving name.

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