Devotion Series

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  • Jesus is our Redeemer, and the price he paid was his own life. We are all sinners and our sin keeps us from God. #BibleStudy #Redeemer

    Redeemer

    Jesus is our Redeemer. That should be the emphasis of every Christian: Jesus Christ, crucified, risen and coming again. The word redeem means to buy back. Through Jesus, God bought us back from our sins. Jesus, the Redeemer God had a permanent solution to the problem of sin, and that was to provide the sacrifice Himself. Jesus Christ, His only Son, took on all of our sins and died in our place. Therefore, God bought us for the price of the life of His Son. The sacrifice of Jesus cleared the way and provided our access to the Father.  The qualification to become a Redeemer was recorded for us in the…

  • Jesus’ purpose was to be that perfect Lamb…the Lamb of God. - #NamesOfJesus #LambOfGod

    Lamb of God

    Jesus was the only person to walk this world that has been without sin. Throughout the Old Testament, the sacrifice of a perfect lamb was made to God to atone for the sins of the people. Jesus’ purpose was to be that perfect Lamb…the Lamb of God. Why the Lamb of God? Upon seeing Jesus for the first time. John the Baptist declared that Jesus was the Lamb of God. He warned the world to “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 3:2). John the Baptist recognized Jesus as the promised Messiah but why did he call him the Lamb? Throughout the Old Testament, the Jews were…

  • Jesus promises that anyone that accepts Him as the Good Shepherd will be protected in His fold. #BibleStudy #NamesOfJesus

    Good Shepherd

    Jesus called Himself the Good Shepherd to describe how He leads His flock. This name is significant because, again, it connects Jesus with Old Testament teachings. Jesus is described in Psalm 23. But what is a good shepherd? What is a Good Shepherd? Let’s look at what would be considered a bad shepherd. A bad one will allow the sheep to wander. He allows the sheep to graze in bad fields doesn’t make sure they have water. He doesn’t watch for predators and allows them to get too close to the sheep. It is clear that he doesn’t care about the welfare of his sheep. But Jesus is the Good Shepherd.…

  • Jesus was the King in a way that the world could not comprehend and the Jews missed the signs. Jesus was the Messiah, the anointed one…the true King of the Jews! #BibleStudy #NamesofJesus

    King of the Jews

    There are several ironies connected with Jesus being called King of the Jews. The Wise men were seeking Him, Herod was jealous and tried to destroy Him and the Romans ultimately set God’s plan for our salvation through Him.  King of the Jews One irony hidden within this name is that the wise men went on a journey seeking the new King of the Jews. Although subject to the ruler of Persia, they followed a star to honor the newly born king. When they finally found the Jesus, they worshiped him. Herod’s jealousy revealed another irony as well. Herod thought anyone looking for the King of the Jews should be…

  • Son of God

    Jesus called Himself the Son of Man as well as the Son of God. The first name emphasized His humanity and the second emphasized His deity. He was not a Son of God but the Son of God. Jesus, Son of God The fact that Jesus is the Son of God can be a hard truth to understand. Our human minds can not easily grasp the actuality of this truth. This is why faith is required.  Jesus life from its very conception was God given. He was born from a virgin, a woman chosen by God to carry His Son.  This tells clearly how Jesus was conceived and why He was called the Son of…

  • God with us, Emmanuel, is a promise from God. It is through Jesus’ birth that God will always be with us. It is wonderful to know that no matter what we face in life that we are not alone. #BibleStudy #NamesofJesus

    Emmanuel

    The translation for Emmanuel is God with us. This name is the complete explanation of why Jesus’ birth was important. God came to be with us…on Earth…as a man. That thought is quite staggering and it is the essence of what our faith is. As Christians, we believe that God is still with us. The Importance of Emmanuel God with us, Emmanuel, is a promise from God. It is through Jesus’ birth that God will always be with us. It is wonderful to know that no matter what we face in life that we are not alone. The promise of Emmanuel is the greatest promise in the Bible. Yes, it…

  • The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John all declare that Jesus is the promised Messiah. They saw His miracles, heard his teachings and believed. $Messiah #BibleStudy

    Messiah

    The literal translation of the word Messiah is Anointed One. In Old Testament times, prophets and priests were anointed by oil when they were chosen for their positions. The anointing was a sign that God had chosen them and had blessed them for the work He had given them to do. Messiah When Andrew, a disciple of John the Baptist, first met Jesus, the first thing he did was to find his brother to tell him about Jesus.  When Jesus was born to live with us and be our Savior, the Jewish people were looking for a Messiah. They had read the Old Testament prophecies, such as Isaiah 42:1. These…

  • What is the significance of Jesus saying that He is the Bread of Life? Bread in the Bible is symbolic of spiritual life. #BreadOfLife #NamesOfJesus

    Bread of Life

    I don’t know about you but I love bread! There is just something so satisfying about eating a piece of fresh, warm bread with butter. One of the greatest miracles that Jesus did was to feed 5000 people with five loaves of bread and and 2 fish. This act was not to meet a social need but was rather an way for Him to explain to the crowd that He is the Bread of Life.

  • Jesus is called the Light of the World and for good reason. He was born to be a beacon to a lost world. #LightOfTheWorld #NamesOfJesus

    The Light of the World

    Jesus is called the Light of the World and for good reason. He was born to be a beacon to a lost world. But what does it mean to be a light? What is the significance to Jesus being called The Light? Light of the World In Genesis 1:3, God spoke light into existence. Until that time, the Earth was full of darkness. Therefore, light can only be given by God and that is established in the third verse of His Holy Word. Light represents life and only God can give life.  With this single verse, it is easy to see the significance of Jesus being referred to as The…

  • The Word is God and because Jesus is God in the flesh and He was explained to be The Word in the Gospel of John. #NamesOfJesus #TheWord

    The Word

    Over the next 12 days, we will explore different names that were given to Jesus. Today, we explore the name of Jesus; The Word. We hope that you find this series enlightening and that you will decide to explore the names of Jesus in depth.   The Word The Word is God and because Jesus is God in the flesh and He was explained to be The Word in the Gospel of John. The greek translation for Word of God is Logos and by using this common phrase, John knows that every Jew will understand the meaning. By explaining Jesus in this way, he is declaring that Jesus is God.  Jesus…