Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7

Sermon Series: Names for the Messiah

Sermon Title: Prince of Peace

The fourth title assigned by Isaiah 9: 6 to the newly crowned king in Jerusalem is “Prince of Peace.” The king was responsible for social order and for economic prosperity. It was, moreover, understood that the maintenance of a viable social order or a prosperous, sustainable economy was possible without peace. For that reason, the king had responsibility to participate in and foster fruitful international relations. There must surely be some irony in expecting that the king seek peace, given the fact that fame and fortune come to kings who conduct successful war policies. (Brueggemann, Walter. Names for the Messiah: An Advent Study)