For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
pele’ (peh’-leh); Extraordinary, beyond understanding, hard to be understood or to describe, too wonderful for words
ya`ats (yaw-ats’); to advise; to consult, to guide.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16
Jesus Comes for the Sick and Broken
After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” And leaving everything, he rose and followed him. And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:27-32
Where are you sick and broken? Jesus has come to meet you!
Here are some helpful ways to receive healing from the wonderful counselor:
Be Honest With Him – He know the truth anyway
You honesty is more about humility than information.
Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; (John 4:16-17
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. (Psalms 55:22
Listen to His voice – He Can be Trusted
And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” Mark 9:7
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27
Do What He Says – He Loves You
And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.” And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Mark 10:20-22
- Who did Jesus come for? In what area of your life are you “sick?” (Be honest. What is your deepest struggle, fear, hurt, or addiction?)
- Consider Jesus, the Wonderful Counselor. Explain how He has spoken to you in the past. What did He show you?
- So many people don’t do what the doctors or counselors suggest. What is Jesus the Wonderful Counselor leading you to do? Be specific. Ask your group to pray for you and hold you accountable to follow through on His direction.