Summary: This sermon examines the names of the brothers of Jesus.
“Brethren of Christ II”
Matt. 13:55, Judges 11
The name of Jesus means, “Jehovah is Salvation. This is the only means of salvation for all of mankind that is through the Shed Blood of The Lord Jesus Christ. Which is the provision of God in this life. It’s Provided:
Faithfully (God anticipates that the provision will be used)
Every Christian can understand the importance of the “Brethren of Christ”, by examining the truths concerning their names.
The first, brother of our Lord was James, his name means; Supplant, which means add to or in addition to. Salvation through the shed Blood of Christ is more than we deserve; it’s more than adequate for entry into Heaven. But there is more to the Christian experience than Salvation. First we should Supplement our salvation with:
Wisdom, Works, and a Willingness, now let’s examine the next brother which is Joses his name means; He that Pardons or we could say that he is Sympathetic. If we are going to reach our full potential as a Christian we must Supplement our Salvation and be Sympathetic in our Salvation because;
Matthew 6:14-15 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Colossians 3:12-15 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
1) There is a Nearness (we have some things in Common)
1A) Their Father v. 1-3
1 John 3:1-2 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
1B) Their Fight v. 4-7
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1C) Their Future v. 8-11
Revelation 5:9-10 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
2) There is a Necessity
2A) Because of the Guilt (that they carry)
Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Ill. Woman caught in adultery.
2B) Because of the Glory (that God gets)
Romans 15:5-6 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ill. Jesus Christ’ forgiveness on the Cross (Father forgive them….)
2C) Because of the Gallantry (that you possess)
Revelation 1:5-6 Grace be unto you from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
3) There is a Neighbor
3A) They are Watching Heb. 12:1