For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
DAY 2: Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6)
[Note: The King James Bible seperates this name into 2 titles. We study them as one title here.]
Read and Discuss the verse and the meanings of the words. What qualities do they ascribe to Jesus?
Lesson: What is a Counselor? What are some other verses in the Bible that talk about counselors? What are the character qualities of a Counselor? (Close to us--accessible, confidential--we can take our intimate matters to him, compassionate, cognizant--of our needs, capable, communication--we communicate to Christ in prayer but how does He communicate with us?)
Activity: Design a page for your journal showing Wonderful Counselor.
Activity: Language Arts--Present with a "problem." What kind of counsel will they give. Have them write it out. Focus on what they are learning in grammar. Use adjectives, verbs, don't forget to capitalize--whatever they need to be working on at the time. Include writings in Christmas journal.
Alternative: Have them write about a time when they received wise (or foolish) counsel. What happened.