Sermon Recap: To Us a Child Is Born

As the first sermon in the Foretold: Christmas According to Isaiah series, we explored the darkness that had come upon Judea after King Uzziah’s death. Then, God’s people followed their new king, Ahaz, and trusted in their own wisdom for salvation by plotting with Assyria instead of trusting in God. In the midst of this, Isaiah prophesies about what God will do for his people. He will give them a Son, and his name shall be Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. This is good news for us today, because God intends for us to feel the effect of his gift. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given.” God’s goal for you, whether or not you are a Christian, is to receive his love for you and to trust in the Son, Jesus Christ.