Names of the Christ Child
NAME DISTINCTIVE MARK SETS APART
Something personal, not a number
Our name stands for our honor, our worth, personality, reputation, individuality
A PERSON'S NAME LEAVES A LASTING IMPRESSION ABOUT THEIR CHARACTER
ie. Judas Jones Charles Manson Smith
OUR KNOWLEDGE OF GOD IS LINKED TO HIS REVELATION THROUGH HIS NAMES
His names IDENTIFY His character:
They describe what He is like, what we can expect from Him in relationship to Him
We often name our children with the intent and hope that they will fulfill the meaning of the name. Or we name them after someone we like or respect with the same name.
Amber=Jewel of the heart
Annie=Full of grace mercy an prayer
Heidi=of Royalty; child of God
Luke=After the writer of Acts and Luke
***GOD CAREFULLY REVEALS HIS QUALITIES BY HIS NAMES ... HIS NAMES SET HIM APART. THAT IS WHY HE COMMANDS US TO NEVER USE HIS NAME IN VAIN.
TURN TO ISAIAH 9:6
Unusual Ability to resolve and advise
WONDERFUL =Awaken astonishment; unexplainable; beyond human capabilities
cause an amazed awareness of guidance and deliberate purpose
His counsel is rooted in the fact that He is CHANGELESS!!! The basis for His counsel!
He guarantees its accomplishment as He said.
Wisdom in Proverbs = HER - as a personality
Actually, CX became the wisdom of God - He lives out and embodies God's wisdom
Wisdom=Practical ability to DISCERN which actions will bring right and best results.
Brings insight, what is true - reality of a situation.
Christ was identified as the Wonderful Counselor and notice
Isaiah 11:1, 2
How does this relate to us?
Facing tough situation? No answers? Confusion?
Address Him as a wonderful Counselor
All true counsel begins and ends with Him.
Our day=psychology a god.
Therapy may alert us to certain needs and assist us in expressing our pain, but Christ must be sought before, during and after any c ...
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