11 December 2013

Name of All Names

"There are many names for Jesus. The Bible is full of them. He is the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega, the Ancient of Days. He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is the Anointed One, the Messiah. He is the Prophet and the Priest. He is the Savior, the Only Wise God our Savior. He is our Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. He is the Almighty. He is the Lord. He is the Door of the Sheep, the Good Shepherd, the Great Shepherd, the Chief Shepherd, the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls. He is the Lamb, the Lamb Without Spot or Blemish, the Lamb Slain from before the Foundation of the World. He is the Logos, the Light, the Light of the World, the Light of Life, the Tree of Life, the Word of Life, the Bread that Came down from Heaven, the Spring which, if a person drink of it, he will never thirst again. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. He is the Resurrection, the Resurrection and the Life. He is our Rock, our Bridegroom, our Beloved. He is our Redeemer. He is the One who is Altogether Lovely. He is the Head over all things which is his body, the church. He is God with Us, Immanuel.

But above all, he is Jesus. Jesus.

We love him for that name, because his name means 'Jehovah is Salvation' and he came to save his people from their sins."

– James Montgomery Boice, The King Has Come: The Real Message of Christmas, (Christian Focus Publications: 2008), 61–62.

Further Reading
Give Thanks with All of Your Heart
Scared Millennials, 'Churchy' Phrases and Authority
The Lord Reigns

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