Name Above All Names: Mighty God

Centuries ago, the prophet Isaiah wrote words that still speak to our faith: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—on them light has shined….6 For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:5-6)

The early Christians saw Jesus as “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Our ancestors in faith came to see Jesus as a decisive revelation of God for our world. We think of how God is mighty, what the power of God can do in our lives: transform us into a new way of living and being in the world; help turn us from evil, towards the light, towards the right direction of God. God’s power can bring healing, of body and spirit. God’s might can alter human history and our world. I also think of how God’s power can change our perspective, the very way we see our lives, our faith and what God wants for us. What we think cannot be done, God shows is possible. That certainly happens in multiple ways in the Christmas story! Throughout the New Testament, we also read of how the disciples and early Christians began to receive and participate in the power of God to do ministry and continue Jesus’ work in the world.

Sunday we come to worship a powerful God, who brings a dynamic, robust faith to our lives that can refresh and replenish us in any circumstance to do God’s work.

Senior Pastor Dave Summers
pastordave@pvumc.org
Office: 602-840-8360 Ext 131

“We invite you to join us on a shared journey of life and faith, open to all, regardless of age, ability, economics, color, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, politics, theology or anything else that might separate us from each other. Whoever you are and wherever you may be on your spiritual journey, you’re invited to walk with Christ in community with all of God’s children, and embrace the endless possibilities of God’s unconditional love.”

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