Inyokern Baptist Church
Everlasting Father
Third part of a Christmas Series looking at the titles of the Messiah in Isaiah 9:6 as promises of God, this one focuses on the title Everlasting Father.
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  • Inyokern Baptist Church
    6521 Plains Ave, Inyokern, CA 93527, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
It’s funny isn’t it that so many people make this time of year about buying and receiving gifts but they forget that the real reason is to remember the gift that was given 2000 years ago.
The people had turned from God and were discovering that they had then turned to hopelessness.

Today we are looking at the next title slash promise that God gives us.
I. That we Would call Jesus the Everlasting Father.

Father is a term that mean a lot of things to a lot of people, and usually it is connected to the relationship that we have with our Father.

As we look at the term Everlasting, it calls to mind the everlasting promises of God.

A. The first promise is that God loves us with an everlasting love.
There is nothing that we can do that causes God to stop loving us and there is nothing that can stop Him from coming to us.

Do you know that no matter what you have done, no matter how far from God you’ve tried to go that He’s always right there for you?

Despite all the flaws we would have and the sins that we would do, He still loves us that much and always will. It is an everlasting love.

B. He is also the everlasting light.

We’ve talked about it before, the backdrop of this prophecy by Isaiah is one of utter darkness, and there was no hope for most of the people in Israel.
Hope is what the prophets were writing about when they wrote passages like our key passage in Isaiah.
Isaiah 45:17 (MSG)
The people of Israel, though, are saved by you, GOD, saved with an eternal salvation. They won't be ashamed, they won't be at loose ends, ever.

This point is so key for people to get about the promises of God, when you accept Him as your Savior you are saved.
II. But the Next Part of this Title is our Father.

In a world where some father’s turn their back on their children, God came to earth so that He could know us and be with us, not just for a short time but for all time.

A. All through the Old Testament we have this promise that the Father wants to be with us.
What he is promising is that even though as a people they had turned their back on God, God didn’t turn His back on them.

B. That He still was their Father and would always be.

May we never fail to view people as He does, people who need their savior.
God doesn’t call to the whole human race at once, He calls to us as individuals, and then He cares for us as individuals.

There is a personal promise here that God knows who you are.

C. One of the greatest gifts that a father can give to his children is presence, not the type under a tree, but simply being with them.

For those who would doubt it the great news is that, the character and ministry of Jesus in the New Testament is consistent with what we find in the Old Testament. God was with us.
In Christ, God came down to be with us, to know our hurts and our fears.

III. The Star that Shown at His Birth was Over the Light of the World.

That’s something else that we think that light does, it reveals the truth.
A. Jesus came to tell us the truth because He is the truth.

There is only one way to God, because God only came down once. He came down and told us who He was, but more than telling us, He lived it, he allowed us to see who He was.