Christmas 2018

Christmas 2018

Isaiah 9:1-7 / The Christ Child We are celebrating Christmas. The coming of the Messiah didn’t occur in a vacuum. It was prophesied. It was expected. It was then celebrated by those early witnesses including the shepherds and wise men. What was this new hope? How was it defined in early prophecies? Use the questions below as you reflect on the text of Isaiah 9:1-7 this week, preparing your hearts in expectation of celebration of Christ’s birth. What are the contrasts set up in Isaiah 9:2? What are the benefits God established in 9:3? How many ways was oppression lifted according to 9:4? What would the destiny of implements of war in 9:5? What is the catalyst for this change according to 9:6? How many times is “government” mentioned in 9:6-7? How many names is this son given in 9:6? What is given as evidence this prophecy will come true in the latter part of 9:7? As the Lord leads this week read...
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