Christians have claimed from their beginnings that Jesus was the Messiah foretold in the Hebrew Scriptures. Isaiah 9:6 says that “…he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” This well-known divine utterance uses four royal titles for the coming Messiah. But did Jesus live up to these lofty titles? Jesus never denied the numerous prophecies of the Old Testament for the Messiah, including this one. He simply fulfilled them! Over the next four weeks, we will examine each of these four titles and how Jesus fulfilled each one. This Sunday, we will begin with the first royal title for The Messiah: Wonderful Counselor.