In the Bible, God named several people Himself — none more important, or with a more significant name, than His only begotten Son, Jesus.
- JESUS’ NAME MEANS THAT HE IS OUR SAVIOR, RESCUER AND DELIVERER:
Jesus’ name was given to Him by His Father in heaven (Matthew 1:18-21; Luke 1:26-31).
- JESUS’ NAME TELLS US SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT ABOUT THE NATURE OF GOD:
God sent Jesus to earth, and gave Him the name “Savior,” to address our inability to meet His standards on our own.
- JESUS IS GOD IN THE FLESH WITH THE ABILITY TO FORGIVE SINS AND DELIVER FROM DEATH (MARK 2:1-12)
Jesus is God’s representative to deal with the sin we have to face.
- JESUS CAME TO DEAL WITH SIN AT ALL OF ITS LEVELS (ROMANS 5:12-14; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:21):
imputed sin –
inherited sin –
practiced sin –
Jesus delivered us from all the effects of sin on the cross; its _____________ (Romans 6:23), its ________________ (Romans 5:10; 6:6-11), and someday its very __________________ in heaven (Revelation 21:24-27)