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His Name is Wonderful

Sermon series: Jesus: From Creation to the Cradle to the Cross to the Crown.

Sermon Title: His Name is Wonderful

Sermon Text: Isaiah 9: 6-7

Sermon Date: 12-13-15

There were 353 prophecies that were fulfilled in the life of Christ and of those 18 were fulfilled when he was born.

1. Promised Through the Seed of Abraham:

  • Old Testament Prophecy: Genesis 22:18
  • New Testament Fulfillment: Matthew 1:1

2. Promised Through Isaac:

  • Old Testament Prophecy: Genesis 21:12
  • New Testament Fulfillment: Luke 3:34

3. Out of the Tribe of Judah:

  • Old Testament Prophecy: Micah 5:2
  • New Testament Fulfillment: Luke 3:33

4. Born in the Family of Jesse:

  • Old Testament Prophecy: Isaiah 11:1
  • New Testament Fulfillment: Luke 3:32

5. Born in the House of David (King):

  • Old Testament Prophecy: Jeremiah 23:5-6
  • New Testament Fulfillment: Luke 3:31

6. Born in Bethlehem:

  • Old Testament Prophecy: Micah 5:2
  • New Testament Fulfillment: Luke 2:4-7

7. Born of a virgin:

  • Old Testament Prophecy: Isaiah 7:14
  • New Testament Fulfillment: Matthew 1:18

8. Worshipped and Presented gifts by Kings:

  • Old Testament Prophecy: Psalm 72:10
  • New Testament Fulfillment: Matthew 2:11

9. Worshipped by Shepherds:

  • Old Testament Prophecy: Psalm 72:9
  • New Testament Fulfillment: Luke 2:9

10. Weeping for the Children

  • Old Testament Prophecy: Jeremiah 31:15
  • New Testament Fulfillment: Matthew 2:16

11. Flight to Egypt

  • Old Testament Prophecy: Hosea 11:1
  • New Testament Fulfillment: Matthew 2:13-14

12. He will be called Lord:

  • Old Testament Prophecy: Psalm 110:1
  • New Testament Fulfillment: Luke 2:11

13. He is the Son of God:

Old Testament Prophecy: Psalm 2:7

  • New Testament Fulfillment: Luke 3:22
    (Matthew 3:17, Mark 1:11)



A child is born” brings to mind His humanity

A. Jesus may have been born, but He was no ordinary baby! He was flesh, but at the same time, He was God, John 1:1, 14!

B. In fact His birth was anything but ordinary!

1. In Its Announcement - Luke 1:26-33

2. In Its Accomplishment - Isa. 7:14; Luke 1:32

3. In Its Accompaniment - Luke 2:1-20

Jesus was (is) God in the flesh



(Ill. “Son is given” calls to mind His Deity and His Death. It brings to mind John 3:16.)

A. Even though Jesus was the “Son of Man”, He was also the “Son of God”. He was more than just a man, he was the God-man! This verse reminds us that Jesus was the Son of God! (Ill. By the way, believing that is essential to being saved, John 20:31.)

B. But, the little phrase “is given”, which literally means “to be delivered up”, reminds us that this God-man came into the world for a singular purpose. He came into this world to deliver Himself up as the ransom for sin on the cross of Calvary, Mark 10:45; John 18:37; John 15:13; John 10:11; 18; 15. (Ill. ***Phil 2:8***)

C. When we think of the price He paid to save our souls, (Ill. Isa. 52:14; Psalm 129:3; Isa. 50:60), the spitting, the beating, the nailing, the rejecting, the hating, the abusing, etc, what other word is there to describe Him but “Wonderful”? When you read Matthew 27:26-50 and read of the horrors of the day He died, what else can you say about Him but that He is wonderful! No wonder they call Him Wonderful!



A. The Honor Of His Position - We are told that “the government shall be upon His shoulder”. This phrase encompasses two great truths.

 First, this “son that was given”, Who died on the cross, would rise again! And, that’s just what He did, Matt. 28:1-6.

 Second, this phrase takes us many years into the future when this risen One comes again to this earth to reign in glory upon the earth!

• The second advent of Jesus is in view here. He is returning to this world, not as “the Lamb of God”, but as “the Lion of the tribe of Judah”. He is returning, not to die but to reign; not to suffer, but to put down evil and to rule the world!

• The first time, He came as a Savior to die, the next time, He will come as a King to conquer, Rev. 19:11-16. (Ill. How the world treats Him today. One day, they will all bow at His feet, Rom. 14:12; Phil. 2:9-11. Even those men who said, “We have no kind but Caesar”, John 19:15, will bow before Him in His honor and exaltation in that day!

• May we never forget Who He is! He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords! Has He been enthroned as Lord and King in your life?

B. The Honor Of His Person - Notice that Jesus is given several names in this verse, but that the verse calls them by the singular noun “name”. Why is this? I think it is because He is all these things at the same time! In His name, we find out more about Who He is!

1. He Is Wonderful –. This word means Supernatural, Secret and Extraordinary, Ill. Judges 13:18. This name points out the truth that there is nothing common about Jesus, He is the Miracle man! He is so far beyond our level of comprehension that we can never figure Him out, yet He can be known by a little child! He is Wonderful!

2. He Is Counselor - There is no Confusion,  This word means “to advise, counsel, purpose, devise and plan.” It refers to His role as the leader and guiding force of our lives. He is wonderfully qualified for this job.

A.. He is always available - Matt. 28:20; Heb. 13:5

B. He always gives perfect advice - Hos. 14:9; Psa. 19:7-8; John 16:13.

C. His motives are always pure - 1 Pet. 5:7

3. He is the Mighty God – There is no Chaos.   This word means “Hero! It refers to one Who is strong, mighty and invincible.” He alone is worthy to be our Hero for He has defeated all our enemies.

A. Death - 1 Cor. 15:55 (Ill. He is the first fruits from the dead - 1 Cor. 15:20.)

B. Sin - Rom. 6:14; He brought salvation to all men - Heb. 7:25; Rom. 10:13.

C. The Grave - Matt. 28:1-6

D. Eternity - John 10:28

4. Everlasting Father – There is no Complexity. (Ill. He is “everlasting”! There has never been a time when He was not and there will never be a time when He will not be! He is the great “I AM”! He is the Father of Eternity.  Hebrews 1: 10-12 “10 And,

“You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth,

And the heavens are the works of Your hands;

11 They will perish, but You remain;

And they all will become old like a garment,

12 And like a mantle You will roll them up;

Like a garment they will also be changed


5. Prince of Peace-There is no Conflict.


Only through Jesus can there be:

A.     peace from God to all who are the recipients of His grace. Romans 1:7 “ to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

B.     He brings peace with God to those who surrender to Him in faith. Romans 5:1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

C.   He brings the peace of God (Philippians 4:7) to those who walk with Him. Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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