100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #75 | with Daniel Whyte III
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 9:6: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
This verse in Isaiah chapter 9 tells us several names that apply to Jesus Christ. In Bible days, a person’s name was chosen because it reflected something about their character. You might recall that the name Abraham means “father of many”, and he indeed is the father of many when you look at the children of Israel and the children of Ishmael — the vast population of the Middle East are all descendants of Abraham. The name Jacob means “supplanter”, and he is known for cheating his older brother Esau out of his birthright as the first born son. The name Nabal means “foolish” or “senseless” and he showed his character in his dealings with David in the Bible.
Today, I want us to look at the name “Wonderful” and see what it means when applied to Jesus Christ. The Hebrew word for “wonderful” means extraordinary or marvelous. So, let us look at Jesus’ life and see how extraordinary, marvelous, and wonderful it is.
1. His Birth Was Wonderful.
2. His Character Was Wonderful.
3. His Life Was Wonderful.
4. His Teaching Was Wonderful.
5. His Originality Was Wonderful.
+ Plus, listen to Stephen Hurd singing “Jesus, You’re Wonderful” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”