Names for the Messiah Reflection Questions

Week 1

What difference does placing a comma between “wonderful” and “counselor” make?

Jesus talked about a world with alternative governance that did not conform to the old patterns of abuse and exploitation. Isaiah predicted a new regime of peace and well-being that would displace the old order. What would Jesus’s vision be for the world today?

The author says that Jesus opens the world to the impossible, and this offends the elite leaders. Why are they offended?

How did Jesus threaten the established order, and how should the church threaten the established order today?

How can you live your life differently based on this teaching?

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