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Jesus Name – The Significance
Does Jesus’ name have significance? In the culture of Jesus’ time, the Israelites placed high value on the names they chose for their children. Sometimes, babies were named based on their character or appearance. Other names were based on a hope or prayer of the parent. How did Jesus’ parents choose His name?

Matthew 1:18-23 says, “This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

“But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.’

“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: ’The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’—which means, ‘God with us.’"

Jesus Name – A Sampling
The Bible is full of Jesus’ names. Some scholars say there are over 700 titles and names of Jesus. Here are some examples:

  • Jesus of Nazareth – “…and he [Jesus] went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: ‘He will be called a Nazarene’” (Matthew 2:23).

  • Jesus Christ – “This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 1:18)

  • Savior - …"We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world" (John 4:42).

  • Lord of All: “You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all” (Acts 10:36).

  • Messiah – “The woman said, ‘I know that Messiah’ (called Christ) ‘is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.’” Then Jesus declared, ‘I who speak to you am he’” (John 4:25-26).

  • Lamb of God - "The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, 'Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!'” (John 1:29).

Jesus Name – A Personal Choice
Are Jesus’ names important to you? Which of His names mean something to you personally? Is Jesus your Savior? Is He your Messiah? Is He Lord of All?

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Jesus Name: Key References to Explore

  1. Matthew 2:23
  2. Matthew 1:18
  3. Acts 10:36
  4. John 4:25-26
  5. John 1:29


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