Saturday, January 21
10 am – Noon
Guild Room, South Campus
During the celebration of Jesus’ birth, we read and sing the words from Isaiah 9:6, “For unto us a child is born…and he shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” In this short study based on Walter Brueggemann’s brand new Advent meditation, Names for the Messiah, Rev. David Hett will summarize the Bible scholar’s interpretation of these four descriptions.
Isaiah 9:2-7 is originally a coronation hymn for a new Hebrew king, and therefore these four titles present a basic biblical model for national leadership. In his Advent study, Dr. Brueggemann explains the original meaning of these terms, and also suggests how they apply or not to Jesus, the one who embodies these attributes for Christians.
Since Jesus is the leader of the church, discussion questions focus on how the church is or should be carrying out the tasks of the Messiah, the true leader anointed by the Divine.
Call Adult Learning Office at 614 488.0681 ext 105
or email Natalia at NJones@FCchurch.com