From Gloom to Glory

Isaiah 9 Sermon

unto us a child is born sermon

Isaiah 9:6-7

  • Sets the stage for Christmas and His names and God will do it

Jesus the __________ series

  • Theological
  • Evangelistic
  • Practical
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  • Alpha and Omega
  • Son of Man
  • Rose of sharon
  • Almighty one
  • advocate
  • Bread of life
  • Light of the world
  • I am
  • Holy One
  • The resurrection and the life
  • Merciful
  • Gentle
  • Humble
  • Head of the Church
  • The author and perfector of our faith
  • Great High priest
  • Cornerstone the builders rejected
  • Lamb slayed before the foundation of the world
  • Lion of judah
  • Morning star
  • Great Physician
  • True vine


Light of the world


Isiaiah 8:21-22 & 9:1-7


From gloom to glory


Mpt- Jesus came to rescue us from the darkness to the light of His kingdom and He not only rescues us from that darkness, but is our shining light to lead us back to Himself when we wander back and He is our defender that continues to beat the darkness back when it rears its ugly head.


Intro- vs 8:21-9:1

  • Enslaved and exiled
  • The people had abandoned God
  • Word of God scarce
  • God was punishing His people, but He had a plan (the zeal of the Lord will do it)
    • Why are reading about it?  Because this plan wasn’t just for the Judah and Israel, God planned on redeeming and revealing Himself to the whole world forever more, present company included.  So this text is very much relevant to each of us in this room.
    • This sermon is for everyone, believer, unbeliever, nominal believer, on the fence person.
      • 3 questions and a statement


Who are the People & what is this darkness? Vs 9:2

    • Prophetic future tense for the author and past/present tense for us
    • We are the people who walked in darkness
      • Sin
      • Ephesians 5:8 For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
      • Colossians 1:13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
      • What is this walking in darkness?  Sin!
      • Define sin
      • Romans 3:23 all have sinned ——— therefore the text is talking to everyone!
    • Read verse again
      • Not only have we walked in the darkness, but we dwell in a land of deep darkness
  • Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
    • Talk about the older I get the more I see the effects of this land of deep darkness
    • This is why we need Jesus, the light of the world to shine His light on our hearts
      • This is for everyone, Jesus can be your light in your dark place
      • He can be the light in the darkness of depression
      • He can be the light in the darkness of addiction
      • He can be the light in the darkness of your sin
      • He can be the light in the darkness of your life
      • We do not have to stay in the darkness, because God has provided us a light


What is the great light? Read vs 2

    • Have you seen the great light?  Has His light shone on you?
  • John 1:1-14
    • Talk about how good that light is, vs 6 He is the wonderful counselor, He is the mighty God, He is the everlasting Father, He is the prince of peace, He is our Immanuel, God with us!
    • Again, have you seen the great light, has it shone on you?
    • Here’s the litmus test, because the question is binary, either/or, light or dark
  • John 3:16-21

For those that have seen the light, do you have this joy? v3-4

  • Joy of getting the ps5
  • Joy of getting married
  • Joy of going to the star trek convention
  • Joy of playing with your grandkids and sending them home
  • Joy of seeing your kids come to christ
  • Joy of being on vacation
  • Joy of getting out of jail
  • Why? Because Jesus has come!
  • Do we have this joy?  In Psalm 51 david pleas to God, restore the joy of my salvation
    • For Him it was a devastating sinful murderous adulterous pregnancy sinful fall that lost his joy
    • If our joy is lost, whether it be by our sin pushing out the joy or our cold faith pushing out the joy or the cares of this life pushing out our joy, all of us need to pray that the Lord restores the joy of our salvation that was granted by the coming of Jesus Christ!
  • Psalm 16:11  gives us the recipe:
    • You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
      • He is our joy, get close to Him, the best way you know how
        • Word, prayer, worship


Jesus is the Answer. v6-7

  • Recap-we don’t have to stay in darkness, there is a light that pierces the darkness and gives us unbelievable joy, regardless of where each one of us is in our walk with God we all need more light and more joy and less darkness.
  • How do we get it or from whom do we get it?
  • The answer is Jesus!
  • Reference vs 4 this is the victory that He has won for His glory and our good!
  • Child born, son given this is the plan of the Father for us
  • Talk about government=kingdom
    • Ever increasing
    • Peace between God and man
    • Everlasting peace in the life to come
    • God will see to it.
  • Invite people to the kingdom
  • Invite saints to pursue God

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