God With Us

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

The Wonder of the Incarnation

God With Us 

  • Light in Darkness
  • By the Breaking of Oppression
  • By the Ending of War
  • By the Birth of the Divine Child  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Isaiah 9:1-7. What is the “darkness”? In what ways do you walk in darkness?
  2. What brings joy to the people?
  3. What is the yoke of oppression in verse 3? What is the danger of thinking of oppression in only earthly terms? Spiritual terms? How is spiritual oppression connected with earthly oppression?
  4. Is the child mentioned in verse 6 the same as the child in 7:14? Why or why not?
  5. Why is it necessary for the Messiah to be divine?
  6. What difference does it make for you that Jesus is fully God? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (ESV)