(Because there were so many other things going on during the Sunday School hour during Advent, we postponed the planned series until January. On Sunday, January 22, we will begin a four-week series on the Names of the Messiah,)

This Sunday at 9:30 a.m. begins our Advent Sunday School. We will discuss “The Names of the Messiah” drawn from the famous Isaiah text:

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”
(Is. 9:6)

The prophet Isaiah is the major biblical text for Advent since from it the earliest Christians interpreted, identified, and named Jesus as the Messiah. We have no original biblical texts. But in the late 1940s a scroll of Isaiah was discovered that was contemporaneous with the time of Jesus, and thus the oldest complete biblical manuscript we have.

Joe Monti will be leading the discussion.

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