OUR ADVENT STUDY 2018: Names for the Messiah
Names for the Messiah: An Advent Study (paperback, 2016) by leading scholar, Walter Brueggeman.
In Isaiah 9:6, a divine utterance is given to us using four royal titles–Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Names for the Messiah ponders each title and how the people understood it then, how Jesus did or did not fulfill the title, and how Christians interpret Jesus as representative of that title.
Christians have claimed from the beginning that Jesus was the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament. In this study, best-selling author Walter Brueggemann tackles the questions: “What were these expectations?” and “Did Jesus fulfill them?” –From review on Amazon….
We will be meeting three Sundays in Advent, Dec 2, 9, and 23rd, 12 noon after church, for an hour discussion and exploration. No meeting on Sunday, Dec 16th. Rev. Dee will have a limited number of books available for purchase. $10.00. Please make check payable to Rev. Dee. Thanks!