Mighty God

This past weekend I enjoyed the opportunity of preaching at Elmbrook Church as part of their series on the names of God from Isaiah 9:6-7. This was the second week of that series, focused on the second title listed for the Messiah: “Mighty God.” I built much of the message around Philippians 2:5-11, which served to illuminate the nature of Jesus’ might as the Messiah.

It is always a privilege to be at Elmbrook, where I served as the College Pastor for 5 years (2003-2008). I helped to run a multi-campus college ministry called “The Ave,” which met during the school-year near Marquette University’s campus in “the big red church” at 10th and Wisconsin and back at Elmbrook campus during the summertime.

You can view the message video here and the outline is included below.


“And he will be called…Mighty God” (Isaiah 9:6)

Mighty Enough to Let Go

  • resisting the corruption of power
  • Jesus and the temptation in the desert
  • Philippians 2:5-7

Mighty Enough to Enter In

  • a different sort of might; childlike power and wonder’
  • a might that chooses less
  • Philippians 2:7-8

Mighty Enough to Make a Way

  • Light shining in the darkness
  • Exodus and salvation
  • Philippians 2:8

Mighty Enough to Reign

  • Isaiah 9:7
  • Advent and the expectation of the returning king
  • Philippians 2:9-11

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