“For to us a child is born… 

And he shall be named…”

A couple thousand of years ago, people lived unsettled and precarious lives. 

The people were waiting–longing and hoping for something better. They weren’t happy with their circumstances, and they tried the best they could to make a living and support themselves and their families. They cared about their communities. They wanted to see their friends and families flourish. They wanted to live free lives filled with joy, peace, and happiness. They struggled with the fear and anxiety of what the day’s news might bring and how it would affect their lives.

They actually weren’t that different from us.  Don’t we often feel the same?

We often find ourselves aimless, searching, suffering from the disappointment life often brings, wondering–is there more?  Is there something to hope for? Do I really have the security I need in life? Can I really be who I’m meant to be?

But in their distress, they found a way to hope. They had heard a prophet, a messenger of God, say, 

“For to us a child is born. To us a son is given. The authority to rule will rest on his shoulders. He will be named: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Who was coming? What child, what son? And what do these names mean? Could they mean something for us, still today?

Join us this holiday season as we go deeper into the names surrounding Jesus Christ, the child and the Son that came from heaven to earth 2,000 years ago.

November 27th – Messiah

December 4th – Wonderful Counselor

December 11th – Prince of Peace

December 18th – Light of the World

December 24th – Emmanuel


We gather on Sundays in-person at our Pleasant Valley Campus, or online at www.shoalcreek.tv at 9:30am.