Jesus, name above all names! “God is salvation”…it expresses both his identity and his assignment.
Did Mary and Joseph choose his name or name him after a relative? No, Matthew 1:22-22 tell us that “…an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people for their sins.”
As we enter this Christmas season remember that Jesus was sent as a baby with a role and purpose! To live and die as a man and give you the greatest gift you will ever receive…Salvation!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, NIV)
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of god” (Romans 3L23, NIV)
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8, NIV)
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, NIV)
“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord, “and believes in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10, NIV)
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13, NIV)
Through His name we are given His purpose! ~Debra