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Date: December 15, 2019
Title: His Name Shall Be: Everlasting Father
Speaker: David Hayes
Sermon Note Sheet (PDF)
* The season of Advent is a time to reflect upon the incarnation of Jesus the Christ (YHWH in the flesh) who came in order to be the payment of our sins. He did this in order that we might be reconciled to God and have peace with God. This was important, in order that we might be able to live with God for all of eternity - eternal life does not begin after you die, but when you are reconciled to God!
* The incarnation of YHWH Himself was not something that was kept secret. Rather, YHWH gave many indicators of this as we have seen as we studied the book of Zechariah.
* In the first week's message, we considered the importance of a name in Jewish thought. We also considered the importance that YHWH placed upon His Name and saw that His name is intricately interwoven with His glory.
* In this series we are considering the four Names in Isaiah 9:6 by which the Child to be born would be called. Each of the doublets refer to YHWH Himself and point back to the prophecy given in Isaiah 7:14.
* The past two weeks we considered the first two of the doublets: "Wonderful Counselor" and "Mighty God".
* From the use of those words in Hebrew in the Old Testament, it is compelling and overwhelming that these are titles for YHWH, the LORD Himself. Thus, YHWH Himself is promising in Isaiah 9:6 that YHWH will come as a child and become One called by these names.
* This week we shall examine the third doublet, "Everlasting Father."