The Names of Jesus
Christ, Lamb of God, Prince of Peace, second Adam — each of Jesus' names refer to an aspect of His character and His relationship to us. Knowing His names helps us know Him.
Day One: Names and Titles
There are some 200 names and titles of Christ found in the Bible. Following are some of the more prominent ones, organized in three sections relating to names that reflect the nature of Christ, His position in the tri-unity of God, and His work on earth on our behalf...
For more, see: "Does the name 'Jesus' actually mean 'Hail, Zeus'?"
Day Two: "Christ"
To the surprise of some, "Christ" is not Jesus' last name (surname). "Christ" comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning "anointed one" or "chosen one." This is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew word Mashiach, or "Messiah"...
For more, see: "What does Messiah mean?"
Day Three: "The Word of God"
The answer to this question is found by first understanding the reason why John wrote his gospel. We find his purpose clearly stated in John 20:30-31. "Many other signs therefore Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book"...
For more, see: "How can Jesus and the Bible both be the Word of God?"
Day Four: "The Lamb of God"
When Jesus is called the Lamb of God in John 1:29 and John 1:36, it is referring to Him as the perfect and ultimate sacrifice for sin. In order to understand who Christ was and what He did, we must begin with the Old Testament, which contains prophecies concerning the coming of Christ as a "guilt offering"...
For more, see: "What is the Passover Lamb? How is Jesus our Passover Lamb?"
Day Five: "The Prince of Peace"
In Isaiah's prophecy about the coming Messiah, he says: "For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace"...
Day Six: "The Second Adam"
The Apostle Paul tells us in his first letter to the church in Corinth, "The first man Adam became a living being; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven"...
Day Seven: Yeshua
Some people claim that our Lord should not be referred to as "Jesus." Instead, we should only use the name "Yeshua." Some even go so far as to say that calling Him "Jesus" is blasphemous...
For more, see: "Why wasn't Jesus named Immanuel?"
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