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Christmas Names of Jesus

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Sermon shared by Elmer Towns

December 2005
Summary: All you need to know about Jesus is found in His names.
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
All you need to know about Jesus is found in His names.

1. Jesus (January 2). What kind of name was this? “Thou shalt call His name Jesus” (Matt. 1:2).

a. Every day name.
b. From Old Testament Joshua.
c. Meant “Jehovah saves.”

2. What can we do with this name?

a. Pray (John 14:13-14).
b. Cast out demons (Acts 11:18).
c. Have a powerful witness (Acts 4:10).
d. Heal (Acts 3:16).

3. Christ (August 26). “Unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11). Christ not a name but
an office.

a. Came from the three-fold anointed office, i.e., Anointed One.
b. The Hebrews called Him Messiah. Speaks of His office of prophet, to bring God’s message. Priest to make intercession for sins. King to rule our lives.

4. Lord (August 17-18). “He (John the Baptist) . . . shall prepare for the Lord” (Luke 1:17). Lord, is not a name but a title.

a. He is Lord of your body.
b. Lord of your home.
c. Lord of our service.
d. Lord of the universe.

5. Immanuel (June 19). “Behold a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is being interpreted God with us” (Matt. 1:23). What does this name
mean?

a. Jesus is with you when you don’t feel Him, so you must call on Him.
b. Jesus is with you to direct your life, but you must yield to Him.
c. Jesus is with you to give you victory, but you must use Him.

6. King of the Jews (Feb. 20; August 30). “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him” (Matt. 2:2). This is the Messianic promise.

a. The Jews looked for a king deliverer.
b. Jesus came the first time to rule the hearts of people.
c. Jews will come a second time to rule the nation of Israel (the Millennium) and the world.

7. Savior (January 29 and June 27). “There is born to you this day in the city of David, a Savior” (Luke 2:11). This is a title.

a. Jesus is the only Savior (Jonah 2:9).
b. Jesus is the Savior of the world (John 4:42; I John 4:14).
c. Jesus the Savior of Israel (Acts 13:23).
d. Jesus the Savior of the body, i.e., the church (Eph. 5:23).
e. My personal Savior (II Tim. 1:10).

8. Prince of Peace (March 12). “For unto us a child is born, unto us a Savior is given . . . and His name will be called . . . Prince of Peace” (Isa. 9:6). This is a description of His function.

a. Prince anticipates His becoming King.
b. He secures our relationship to God, i.e., peace with God (Rom. 5:1).
c. He is our inner peace from stress and trials, i.e., the peace of God (Eph. 2:14).
d. He gives us peace which surpasses all understanding (Phil. 4:7).

9. The Babe. This will be a sign to you; you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger” (Luke 2:12). How did Jesus come into the world?

a. Not an aberrant or bizarre entrance, Jesus became flesh (Jn. 1:14).
b. Jesus needed a mother and father to care for Him
c. Because He is human, He knows your problems.
d. Jesus received a human body, and now He is eternally “the man in the glory” (Heb. 7:24).

10. The Child Jesus (Feb. 4; March 9). Jesus had all the characteristics of childhood, plus deity. “Jesus grew in wisdom (mental development), and stature (physical development), and in favor with God (spiritual development) and man (social development)” (Luke 2:52). What
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