Sunday, December 26, 2010

Pastor Mark's scripture reading is Isaiah 9:1-6.

Consider the phrase "unto us." Jesus Christ is a personal God, a personal Savior. See Zechariah 14:9. "The Lord shall be King over all the earth..."

1. Everlasting Father is not a reference to the First Person of the Trinity. God is our Father who cares for us. "Everlasting Father" is a quality of Messiah. God does not abandon His people. He is Father forever. (Here Psalm 103 was read in its entirety.)

His love for us is everlasting. God does not stop loving us when we disappoint him, when we sin. He loves the lost, He loves the saved. The love of God is rich, and strong, and sure. (Psalm 103:2)

2. His salvation for all is everlasting. (Ps.103:3) He redeems, He is merciful (v.17) Salvation is for all generations.

3. His grace is everlasting. (v.8) He is gracious, slow to anger, plenteous in mercy.

4. His truth for the world is everlasting. (v.20) Hearken to the voice of His Word.

God became man (one of us) that we might find haven in His Rest.


Silver said...

:) Amen

vanilla said...

Felicia: Yes! Praise His Name.