Names & Titles of Jesus

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Metaphoric Descriptions of Jesus

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John 6:35: And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. A “description” is a verbal representation of the person focusing on an attribute or attributes. For example, when Jesus is referred to as “the desire […]

Combination of Titles with Jesus

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II Peter 3:18: But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. In his study on the names of Jesus E. W. Bullinger states: “So little attention has been paid to these titles of the Lord Jesus Christ, that […]

Jesus Christ & Christ Jesus

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Ephesians 1:1: Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus. There are two basic ways in which the name “Jesus” and the title “Christ” occur in scripture. One occurs first, and the other follows. So frequent are these […]

The Title Lord

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I Corinthians 15:57-58: But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. It’s my personal opinion that Jesus […]

No Other Name But Jesus

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Acts 4:12: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. When we study the lives and ministries of the apostles in the Bible we find them doing all sorts of things in Jesus’ name. They baptized in his name. They […]

Praying in the Name of Jesus

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John 14:13, 14: And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. Since I was a child I have always ended my prayers saying something like, “in the name of […]

We Must Believe in Jesus’ Name

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John 1:12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: The Gospel of John presents Jesus as the Son of God, and there is a motif that runs through the whole book. It’s the truth that we must […]

Acting in Someone’s Name

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I Samuel 17:45: Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. We saw in the letter to the […]

Calling on Someone’s Name, Part II

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Romans 10:13: For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Isaiah 12 is another elaboration on this oriental custom of calling on someone’s name. Isaiah 12:2-6: Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also […]

Calling on Someone’s Name, Part I

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Psalm 20:5: We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions Calling on someone’s name was part of the Biblical culture. This custom of calling on someone’s name in the Old Testament may be foreign to the western mind, […]