IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Name Above All Names

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It’s Friday.  And I’m concluding a meeting in Trenton, Florida.  Norma Jean and I have been blessed by the fellowship of the brethren here and the gracious hospitality of Ricky and Marchene Hudson.

All week I have been writing and sending my posts from their office.  And on the wall behind me is a poster entitled “And He Shall Be Called.”  On it are 58 titles and designations of Jesus that I want to share with you.  When the angel appeared to Joseph and said Mary had conceived a child of the Holy Spirit.  He said, “You shall call his name Jesus.  For he shall save his people from their sins.” 

There are actually about 200 names, titles and designations for Jesus in the Bible.   They each bear witness to Jesus’ greatness.  His prominence.  And His Preeminence.  I am reminded of the statement of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The name of Jesus is not so much written as plowed in the history of the world.”   Indeed it is!

On Friday Jesus became the sacrificial lamb of God.  On Sunday he proved beyond all doubt that he was the resurrection and the life.  Through his redemptive work the Man of Sorrows became my advocate.  My Mediator.  And My Savior.

The Scottish preacher, Ian MacLaren, was right when he wrote, “The death of Christ did not terminate but did germinate his work…The cross is the center of the world’s history; the incarnation of Christ and the crucifixion of our Lord are the pivot round which all the events of the ages revolve.”

Read through these slowly.  Thoughtfully.  And prayerfully.  Think about Jesus.  His life.  His teaching. His Divinity.  Reflect on Friday’s sacrifice.  Sunday’s resurrection.  And His current Kingship.  Remember each name is important.  Every title is significant. Each metaphor is meaningful.

AND HE SHALL BE CALLED…

ADVOCATE-1John 2:1

LAMB OF GOD-John 1:29

THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE-John 11:25

SHEPHERD & BISHOP OF SOULS-1 Peter 2:25

JUDGE-Acts 10:42

LORD OF LORDS-1 Timothy 6:15

MAN OF SORROWS-Isaiah 53:3

HEAD OF THE CHURCH-Ephesians 5:23

MASTER-Matthew 8:19

FAITHFUL & TRUE WITNESS-Revelation 3:14

ROCK-1 Corinthians 10:4

HIGH PRIEST-Hebrews 6:20

THE DOOR-John 10:9

LIVING WATER-John 4:10

BREAD OF LIFE-John 6:35

ROSE OF SHARON-Song of Solomon 2:1

ALPHA & OMEGA-Revelation 22:13

TRUE VINE-John 15:1

MESSIAH-Daniel 9:25

TEACHER-John 3:2

HOLY ONE-Mark 1:24

MEDIATOR-1 Timothy 2:5

THE BELOVED-Ephesians 1:6

BRANCH-Isaiah 11:1

CARPENTER-Mark 6:3

GOOD SHEPHERD-John 10:11

LIGHT OF THE WORLD-John 8:12

IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD-Colossians 1:15

THE WORD-John 1:1

CHIEF CORNERSTONE-Ephesians 2:20

SAVIOR-John 4:42

SERVANT-Matthew 12:18

AUTHOR & FINISHER OF OUR FAITH-Hebrews 12:2

THE ALMIGHTY-Revelation 1:8

EVERLASTING FATHER-Isaiah 9:6

SHILOH [seed]-Genesis 49:10

LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH-Revelation 5:5

I AM-John 8:58

KING OF KINGS-1 Timothy 6:15

PRINCE OF PEACE-Isaiah 9:6

BRIDEGROOM-Matthew 9:15

ONLY BEGOTTEN SON-John 3:16

WONDERFUL COUNSELOR-Isaiah 9:6

IMMANUEL-Matthew 1:23

SON OF MAN-Matthew 20:28

DAYSPRING-Luke 1:78

THE AMEN-Revelation 3:14

KING OF THE JEWS-Mark 15:26

PROPHET-Matthew 21:11

REDEEMER-Job 19:25

ANCHOR-Hebrews 6:19

BRIGHT MORNING STAR-Revelation 22:16

THE WAY, THE TRUTH & THE LIFE-John 14:6

JESUS CHRIST

It may be Friday. But never forget…..Sunday’s coming!

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

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3 responses to “IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Name Above All Names

  1. And besides, He is “my” Savior. Thanks for sharing the thoughts. brotherly, Tommy Thornhill

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  2. Pamela Riddick, Lilac Rd. Church of Christ, Leitchfield, KY

    Thank you Ken!! Nice to read all of these in one place!!

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  3. Pamela Riddick, Lilac Rd. Church of Christ, Leitchfield, KY

    All are positive terms!!!

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