Day 19

Jesus

from the Names of God reading plan


John 14:12-14, Acts 4:5-12, Romans 10:8-13, Philippians 2:5-11, Revelation 1:4-8

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In this Names of God reading plan, we are learning more about God by studying the names given to Him in Scripture. Rather than having our writers share their own reflections on these passages, we’ve instead provided research-rich content to aid in your study of each day’s featured name of God, including the background of the name(s), a brief explanation of the character of God emphasized by the name(s), and a reflection question to help you dig deeper into the text.

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Jesus

Yeshua (Hebrew), Iesous (Greek)

Scripture Reading: John 14:12-14, Acts 4:5-12, Romans 10:8-13, Philippians 2:5-11, Revelation 1:4-8

Description

The Hebrew name Yeshua, or “Jesus,” means “Yahweh saves.” It is a shortened version of the Hebrew name Yehoshu’a, or “Joshua.” Jesus, a common name in the first century AD, was the human name the Lord was given on earth. Mary and Joseph obediently gave the child this name because an angel of the Lord visited Joseph in a dream and told him, “you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins” (Mt 1:21).

Scripture often combines the name Jesus with the Greek word for messiah, Christos, or “Christ.” The name “Jesus Christ” joins the two names in order to recognize Jesus as the anointed Savior. The New Testament keeps Jesus’s human name and His designation as the Christ linked after the resurrection, emphasizing that He remains fully man and fully God with all authority in heaven and on earth.

Emphasis

The name of the incarnate Son of God

Reflection

What does this name teach me about God?

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21 thoughts on "Jesus"

  1. Georgie RaeBass says:

    I think it really noteworthy that the Lord CHOSE his son’s name (as we all would) but chose it to speak of his identity “Yahweh saves”… God was intentional to declare who his son was even as a newborn. He didn’t wait to tell the world that his son was the Messiah until he was matured, rather the name he gave him speaks of his saving nature from the start.

  2. Parker Medley says:

    To belong to a God who literally came down and suffered a human death for us is amazing! I love the song “O come To the Altar.” One of my favorite lines is forgiveness was bought with the precious blood of Jesus Christ. What a beautiful reminder that I am saved because of Him!

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