Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on December 3, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Delphi, Indiana. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠First Baptist Church⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an evangelical church in Delphi, Indiana helping people find and follow Jesus. Our mission is to declare God’s truth, disciple God’s people, delight in God’s Son, and display God’s glory. Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30am. Sunday School begins at 9:30am. We gather at 103 S. Indiana Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923.

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1.  The Context of this Ancient Prophecy [Isaiah 9:1–7]
       A.  Three Christmas Comforts
              1)   Glory Instead of Gloom [Isa. 9:1]
              2)  Light Instead of Darkness [Isa. 9:2]
              3)  Joy Instead of Distress [Isa. 9:3]
       B.  Three Glorious Grounds
              1)  The Oppression Will End [Isa. 9:4]
              2)  The War Will Cease [Isa. 9:5]
              3)  The Child Will Be Born [Isa. 9:6–7]
                     a.  Who He Will Be [Isa. 9:6]
                     b.  What He Will Do [Isa. 9:7]

2.  The Fulfillment of this Glorious Promise [Matt. 4:12–17]
       A.  The Revelation of Jesus
       B.  The Repentance of Jesus’ People

3.  The Meaning of this Royal Title [Isa. 9:6]
       A.  Wonderful [Josh. 3:5; Judg. 13:8; Ps. 78:12; Isa. 25:1; 28:29]
       B.  Counselor [Ps. 147:5; Isa. 11:1; Matt. 9:4; 12:42; 22:46; 1 Cor. 1:23; Col. 2:3]

4.  The Applications of this Wonderful Counselor
       A.  We Can Trust Him Implicitly
       B.  We Can Embrace His Word Fully
       C.  We Can Pray Dependently
       D.  We Can Repent Deeply
       E.  We Can Suffer Meaningfully
       F.  We Can Worship Reverently