Book study: Names for the Messiah
December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018
Walter Bruggeman’s Advent study, “Names for the Messiah,” will be discussed during our book study on Tuesdays during Advent: December 5, 11 and 18. The book study will be in the Parish Hall from 6:30 to 8; light refreshments will be served.
The book is available on Amazon in paperback and for Kindle.
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?”