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SERMON: HIS NAME IS WONDERFUL

11:00 AM Service | Sunday, December 4, 2022 

Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Introduction

Isaiah lived in perilous and troubled times. Within a generation his beloved nation would be taken into captivity. The land would be idle and wasted. The cities would be torn down and their gates dismantled and burned. The vineyards would be uprooted, and the olive orchards decimated.  The young and the strong would be carried away as slaves. The old and feeble would be left in their homeland to fend for themselves.

Despite the gloom and doom, Isaiah saw a great bright spot. In the midst of all of the prophecy of destruction, the Lord said, “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined” (Isaiah 9:2). What was the light that would shine in the darkness?  Verse six gives the answer. The light that was to be sent was the Bethlehem star, the manger child, the Christ of the first Christmas.  John said it this way: “He was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”

The Hebrew word for wonderful is pele. Most lexicons bear several translations of this word. One is “miraculous;” another possible translation is “lovely.” It can also mean “distinguished” or “set part from the rest.” However it is translated, it carries the meaning of awe, astonishment, and reverence.  It is used in Isaiah’s prophecy as a proper name; hence, it means “The Wonderful One.” Now let’s follow this word in the life of our Lord and Savior. Of course, this is a summary of His thirty-three years on earth.

Exposition

1. His Birth Was Wonderful.

2. His Teachings Were Wonderful.

3. His Miracles Were Wonderful.

4. His Death Was Wonderful-For Us.

5. His Resurrection Was Wonderful.

6. His Ascension Was Wonderful.   

7. His Return Shall Be Most Wonderful.

Closing Statements

I will close with these two statements. If you have not done it already, please make Isaiah’s prophesied Messiah your personal Savior. Receive Him by faith and know first-hand how wonderful He really Is.

Give God Glory! Give God All the Glory!

Copyright © 2022 by James C. Ward

All Rights Reserved

Sermons

Date

Scripture Reference

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HIS NAME IS WONDERFUL

12/4/2022

Isaiah 9:6

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THIS AIN’T NO TIME TO SING THE BLUES

11/27/2022

Psalm 103:1-5; Psalm 103:20-22

PDF

DRESSED TO KILL

11/13/2022

Ephesians 6:10-18

PDF

THE THREE CROSSES

11/6/2022

Luke 23:32-33

PDF

WHERE ARE YOU?

10/30/2022

Genesis 3:8-9

PDF

THE PINK REMNANT

10/23/2022

Jeremiah 31:7

PDF

WHAT’S IN YOUR CUP?

10/16/2022

Psalm 23:5c

PDF

BURDENS: MINE, YOURS, AND OURS

10/9/2022

Galatians 6:2; Galatians 6:5

PDF

HOW TO HANDLE YOUR MIDNIGHTS

9/25/2022

Acts 16:25-26

PDF

A PECULIAR PEOPLE

9/18/2022

Titus 2:14

PDF

KEEPERS OF THE FLAME

9/11/2022

John 8:12; John 9:5; Matthew 5:14-16

PDF

REMEMBER

9/4/2022

Luke 22:19-20

PDF

A WISE BUILDER

8/28/2022

Matthew 7:24-27

PDF

IT’S NOT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE

8/21/2022

2nd Kings 6:15-17

PDF

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BLOOD

8/7/2022

1st Peter 1:18-19

PDF

WHEN THINGS GO AWRY

7/31/2022 2nd Kings 6: 1-7 PDF

A MUD MIRACLE

7/24/2022

John 9:6-7

PDF

HINDS’ FEET

7/17/2022

Psalm 18:33

PDF

A PERTINENT PETITION FOR PERILOUS TIMES

7/10/2022

Matthew 6:13b

PDF

THERE IS GREATNESS IN YOU: CONTINUE TO UNVEIL IT

6/26/2022

Psalm 139:14a

PDF

ZEBEDEE- A DEDICATED FATHER

6/19/2022

Matthew 4:21-22

PDF

THINGS TOO VALUABLE TO LOSE

6/12/2022

Luke 15:8-9

PDF

HABAKKUK’S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

6/5/2022

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 3:17-19

PDF

WRESTLEMANIA BY THE BROOK

5/29/2022

Genesis 32:23-29

PDF

SAVED AND SANCTIFIED AND SOMETIMES SCARED

5/22/2022

2nd Timothy 1:7

PDF

SOARING, SPRINTING, AND STRUTTING

5/15/2022

Isaiah 40:28-31

PDF

THE TEMPLE THE THRONE AND THE TRAIN

5/1/2022

Isaiah 6:1

PDF

THOMAS: LET’S NOT BE TOO HARD ON HIM

4/24/2022

John 20:24-29

PDF

FROM A GOOD FRIDAY TO A BETTER SUNDAY

4/17/2022

Matthew 28: 5-6

PDF

A WEEK OF CONTRASTS

4/10/2022

Mark 11:7-10; Mark 15:12-14

PDF

PROCLAIMING THE REPUGNANT

4/3/2022

1st Corinthians 11:26

PDF

JESUS CHRIST–THE CHIEF CORNER STONE

3/27/2022

Ephesians 2:19-22; 1st Peter 2:6

PDF

A GOOD PLACE TO BE

3/20/2022

Matthew 17:1-8

PDF

NO MATTER HOW BAD IT GETS, JESUS CAN FIX IT!

3/6/2022

John 11:20-21; John 11:39-44a

PDF

THE HALF HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD. SO LET’S TELL IT!

2/27/2022

1st Kings 10:6-7

PDF

GOD’S LOVE: THE GOLD STANDARD

2/13/2022

John 3:16

PDF

A LASER FOCUSED FINISH

2/6/2022

Luke 2:41-49; John 19:28-30

PDF

FROM DROWNING TO DRY GROUND

1/30/2022

Jonah 1:15-17; Jonah 2:10

PDF

WHEN IT’S BEYOND YOUR CONTROL

1/23/2022

Acts 12:5

PDF

FLOWING RIVERS AND A FRUITFUL TREE

1/16/2022

Psalm 1:1-3

PDF

A WINNING COMBINATION

1/09/2022

Matthew 13:52

PDF

ALPHA AND OMEGA: DELTA AND OMICRON

1/02/2022

Revelation 1:8

PDF

PRAISE THE LORD! I’M STILL HERE

12/31/2021

Daniel 6:21-23

PDF

INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

12/26/2021

Isaiah 40:3-4

PDF

THE CHALLENGES OF CHRISTMAS

12/19/2021

Luke 2:11

PDF

IMMANUEL: HIS PROPHETIC NAME

12/12/2021

Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:22-23

PDF

THE SEED OF WOMAN: THE PROPHECY AND THE FULFILLMENT

12/05/2021

Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 2:7

PDF

A STRANGE COMMAND

11/28/2021

Philippians 4:4

PDF

THANKSGIVING ON DEATH ROW

11/21/2021

Acts 28:15

PDF

A SOLDIER AND A PREACHER

11/14/2021

Acts 10:1-6

PDF

BOTHERED BY BEASTS AND ASSISTED BY ANGELS

11/7/2021

Mark 1:9-13

PDF

SURVIVING THE THINGS YOU DREAD

10/24/2021

Job 3:25; Job 42:12a

PDF

GRACE FOR THE IMPERFECT

10/17/2021

Philippians 3:12-14

PDF

CHEAP BUT VALUABLE

10/10/2021

Matthew 10:29-31; Luke 12:6-7

PDF

DRINKING FROM A BITTER CUP

10/3/2021

Matthew 26:39

PDF

HOLD YOUR HOLT PART TWO

9/26/2021

2nd Timothy 1:13

PDF

HOLD YOUR HOLT

9/19/2021

1st Thessalonians 5:21

PDF

A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TOUGH TIMES

9/12/2021

John 10:10

PDF

RUNNING ON EMPTY

8/22/2021

1st Kings 17:8-16

PDF

THE CHURCH HAVING CHURCH

8/15/2021

Psalm 100:1-5

PDF

THE JOY OF GOD’S HOUSE

8/8/2021

Psalm 122:1-2

PDF

THE HOLY LAMB OF GOD

8/1/2021

John 1:29

PDF

THE MAN WHO WENT BACKWARD TO THE FUTURE

7/25/2021

Genesis 5:24; Hebrews 11:5-6

PDF

WHEN IT GETS WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER

7/18/2021

Mark 9:21-27

PDF

VICTORIOUS LIVING DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES

7/11/2021

Titus 2:12b

PDF

RICHER THAN BEFORE

6/27/2021

Job 23:10

PDF

A NOBLE FATHER

6/20/2021

John 4:46-54

PDF

PRAYER A TOP PRIORITY

6/13/2021

1st Timothy 2:1-8

PDF

AN EBENEZER MOMENT

6/6/2021

1st Samuel 7:5-12

PDF

MAINTAINING YOUR FOOTING IN A SLIPPERY WORLD

5/23/2021

Psalm 73:1-3

PDF

THE STORM MASTER

5/13/2021

John 6: 14-21

PDF

A MOTHER’S TATTOO

5/9/2021

Isaiah 49:15-16

PDF

RAHAB’S RED ROPE

5/2/2021

Joshua 2:15; Joshua 2:18; Joshua 2:21; Joshua 6:17; Joshua 6:25

PDF

THE OLD SHIP OF ZION

4/25/2021

Genesis 8: 1-4

PDF

SERMON THEY ARE ROOTING FOR US, LET’S REPRESENT

4/18/2021

Hebrews 12:1-2a

PDF

ECCLESIOLOGY 101

4/11/2021

Matthew 16:13-18

PDF

HOLY HEARTBURN

4/4/2021

Luke 24:27-33

PDF

WHO IS THIS?

3/28/2021

Matthew 21:8-11

PDF

A PRETTY LADY IN AN UGLY SITUATION

3/21/2021

Song of Solomon 8:10a

PDF

THE ROOT WAS NOT DESTROYED

3/7/2021

Isaiah 53: 1-2a

PDF

TELL IT LIKE IT WAS PART THREE

2/28/2021

John 5:2-4

PDF

TELL IT LIKE IT WAS PART TWO

2/21/2021

Isaiah 5:20; John 8:32

PDF

TELL IT LIKE IT WAS

2/14/2021

Ecclesiastes 9: 14-16; Matthew 28:11-15

PDF

ANYWHERE ANYTIME ANYBODY

2/7/2021

Luke 23:39-43

PDF

IT CAN HAPPEN TO THE BEST OF US

1/31/2021

Matthew 11:2-6

PDF

WHEN GOD REMOVES CHARIOT WHEELS

1/24/2021

Exodus 14:21-25a

PDF

DRUNK AT A CRITICAL TIME

1/17/2021

Genesis 9:20-21

PDF

LEARNING FROM LIFE'S LESSONS

1/10/2021 Isaiah 43: 16-19 PDF

AN OLD DOXOLOGY FOR A NEW YEAR

1/3/2021

Jude 24-25

PDF

MAKING IT ON BROKEN PIECES

12/31/2020

Acts 27:41-44

PDF

PERFECT HAND-EYE COORDINATION

12/27/2020

Deuteronomy 6:20-21; Proverb 15:3

PDF

ANOTHER WAY HOME

12/20/2020

Matthew 2:12

PDF

THE LESSONS OF BETHLEHEM

12/13/2020

Micah 5:2; Luke 2:1-7

PDF

THE IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE

12/06/2020

Colossians 1:14-15a

PDF

SEVEN LESSONS FROM A CUPBEARER

11/29/2020 Nehemiah 6:1-4 PDF

WHERE’S MY PIE? (A THANKSGIVING SERMON)

11/22/2020

Ephesians 5:20; 1st Thessalonians 5:18  

PDF

TRUST

11/15/2020

Psalm 37:3; Proverbs 3:5

PDF

A GOOD SOLDIER

11/8/2020

2ND Timothy 2:3-4

PDF

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TRUTH

11/1/2020

John 18:37-38

PDF

THE SERVANTS’ BIG SECRET

10/25/2020

John 2:1-11

PDF

A SERIOUS QUESTION AND A DEFINITIVE ANSWER

10/18/2020

John 6:66-69

PDF

THE RIGHT BOOK FOR ROUGH TIMES

10/11/2020

2nd Timothy 3:16-17

PDF

THE GREATEST GRACE, BY THE GREATEST PERSON, BEFORE THE GREATEST MEAL

10/4/2020

Matthew 26: 26-28

PDF

 IT’S NEW TO US, BUT NOT TO GOD

9/27/2020

Joshua 3:3-5

PDF

PLEASE DON’T DOWN PLAY YOUR BLESSINGS

9/20/2020

Psalm 103:1-2

PDF

THE 5TH SEASON

9/13/2020

Galatians 6:9

PDF

A DIFFERENT METAPHOR 

9/6/2020

John 12:23-24

PDF

TWO MEN, TWO HOUSES, AND ONE STORM

8/30/2020

Matthew 7:24-27

PDF

LORD HELP ME: I’M MAD AS A HORNET

8/23/2020

Psalm 137:1-9

PDF

A SIMPLE SERMON ABOUT SMOOTH STONES

8/16/2020

1st Samuel 17:40

PDF

WEAK WEARY AND WORN BUT NOT WASHED UP

8/9/2020

2nd Samuel 3:39

PDF

THE NEW NORMAL

8/2/2020

2nd Corinthians 5:17

PDF

WHEN THE SYSTEM IS STACKED AGAINST YOU

7/26/2020

John 4:4-30; John 4:39-42

PDF

TWO SICK MEN AND ONE IS ASYMPTOMATIC

7/19/2020

LUKE 18:9-14

PDF

THIS AIN’T NO TIME FOR WIMPS

7/12/2020

2ND TIMOTHY 1:7

PDF

SOUNDS LIKE JESUS TO ME

7/05/2020

Exodus 12:1-13a

PDF

A TOUCHING STORY

6/28/2020

Mark 5:25-34

PDF

THE LEGACY OF A CHRISTIAN FATHER

6/21/2020

Proverbs 13:22a

PDF

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

6/14/2020

Matthew 10:16

PDF

THE CROSS-WISE FOLLY

6/07/2020

1ST Corinthians 1:18, 1st Corinthians 2:2

PDF

WHY WE NEED THE HOLY SPIRIT

5/31/2020

John 16:7, Acts 2:1-8

PDF

THE GIANTS KEEP A-COMING

5/24/2020

2nd Samuel 21:15-22

PDF

NOT AN ANSWER - JUST SIGNS AND ORDERS

5/17/2020

JUDGES 6:11-16

PDF

JOCHEBED A MOTHER WHO BEAT THE ODDS

5/10/2020

Exodus 2:3

PDF

THE LOVE OF GOD

5/3/2020 Jeremiah 31:3, Romans 5:8 PDF

DON’T YOU DARE WASTE THIS PANDEMIC

4/26/2020

2nd Corinthians 11:24-28

PDF

HOW’S YOUR LOVE LIFE?

4/19/2020

Mark 12:30-31, John 21:15-17

PDF

THEY NEVER STOPPED TALKING ABOUT IT

4/12/2020

1st Corinthians 6:14

PDF

WHEN REALITY SLAPS YOU IN THE FACE

4/5/2020

Luke 19:29-41

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