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Names for the Messiah

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November 27 – December 24, 2016 (Advent & Christmas)

The prophet Isaiah anticipates a coming king with four distinct and important titles: “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). These words came very quickly to be applied to Israel’s long-awaited Messiah, the one who would come finally to shake off the yoke of Roman oppression and establish the reign of God once and for all. During the season of Advent, as we await God’s long-expected savior, we examine the names—and the roles—of the one who has come, and who will come again.