Continuing our series exploring the names of God, this week we are in Isaiah 9:6 – God who is Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting Father, Prince Of Peace.
“For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
The government will be on his shoulders
And he will be called
Prince of Peace.”
The bible builds a multidimensional picture of a holy God, who carries the name “God-who-makes-you-holy.” Based in the amazing vision in Isaiah 6, we look at what holiness looks like, why we’re drawn towards it, how we get it, and why it’s an unexpected answer to the deep questions of life.
Psalm 23 defines God as our shepherd – a concept very familiar to the writer of the psalm, but less so to us today. Alex unpacks the psalm to show the wonder of God our shepherd as our teacher, who feeds our soul and guides our hearts.
We explore Jehova Shalom – the God who is peace. God is peace, He is the peace-giver and the peace-maker. Phil takes us through a journey of coming to a place of peace with God, discovering the peace of God, and the outworking of peace on earth.
Pastor David Gentille explores the effect of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit in our healing. “He took our infirmities and bore our diseases.” (Matt 8:17) “The spirit gives life to our mortal bodies.” (Rom 8:11)
Dissonance is what we experience when there’s a clash between what’s in our mind and reality – when life throws up something we never wanted to be part of our story, or something that doesn’t seem to fit with God’s story for us or just doesn’t seem to make sense.
We all know that names matter – they say something! But did you know that God has a name – a name that should blow our mind and cause us to step-back in wonder and awe? Why? Because the name of God tells us why we should long to be in relationship more than anything else. Why He should have first place in our lives. Why He is different than all other ‘gods’ and is what our soul cries out for.
What can awe, wonder and creation tell us about God – and about our role in bringing more of the good things of God – the immeasurably more than we hope or imagine spoken of in Ephesians 3 – to this earth?