Wonderful Counselor

God’s conspiracy to rescue us from sin and death began long before the events surrounding Jesus’ birth. In fact, 700 years before the angel appeared to the shepherds, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah to give us four important clues about the coming Messiah. One of the aliases Isaiah used to describe Jesus was “Wonderful Counselor.” When we think about a counselor, we may think about a mental health professional, a religious adviser, a lawyer, or someone who gives advice in a specific field. But Jesus has come to offer us more than good advice; He is our Wonderful Counselor. Join us for part one of Alias as we learn how Jesus is God’s word of hope to a hopeless world.  

…His name shall be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

First two “aliases” offer clues about the character of the Messiah

Second two “aliases” offer clues about the character of His Kingdom

All four “Aliases” reveal that He would be fully human AND fully divine:

All four “Aliases” offer clues to the gifts of the Gospel:

  1. Wonderful Counselor: He came to show us God’s love
  2. Mighty God: He came to save us from sin
  3. Everlasting Father: He came to set up God’s Kingdom
  4. Prince of Peace: He came to shut down religion

Daily Readings:

Day 1: Jeremiah 33:14-16
Day 2: Luke 1:5-10
Day 3: Luke 1:11-17
Day 4: Luke 1:18-25
Day 5: Luke 1:26-38
Day 6: Matthew 1:18-21

Suggested Resources:

Books:

The Grace and Truth Paradox, by Randy Alcorn
What’s so Amazing About Grace, by Philip Yancey
The Ragamuffin Gospel, by Brennan Manning
God Came Near, by Max Lucado