Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Jesus, Name Above All Names - Part 1

For unto us a child (Jesus) is born… his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
What’s in a name?  It’s not just some cute-sounding word your parents picked out so they could call you to dinner without having to say, “Hey, you!”  In biblical cultures, names were significant.  A person’s name can direct the course of his life. That’s why God changed Abram’s name to Abraham when He promised him a child. Abraham means “father of many nations.”

God himself named Jesus. Have you ever thought of that? Mary was told by the angel what Jesus’ name would be. (Luke 1:31-33).  The angel went on to tell them what Jesus would do. Jesus had an important purpose. He is Great, the Son of the Highest, and there is NO end to his Kingdom. God knew the awesome work that His Son was about to accomplish for all of mankind!

What does your name mean? In what ways do you live up to the meaning of your name?

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