1 Corinthians 12:31b (NAS)

And I show you a still more excellent way.
1Corinthians 12:31b (NAS)

Friday, September 9, 2011


Have you ever heard one of those exhaustive lists of the names of Jesus?  Every time I hear one the Holy Spirit rises up in me and I feel like 'shoutin'.  The preacher starts in Genesis and goes all the way to Revelation speaking the names used to describe Jesus in the Bible.  This week in our Tuesday morning Bible study we started a study of the book of Hebrews.  One of our exercises was to list all the descriptions of Jesus found in Chapter one.  It is quite an impressive list that the writer of Hebrews gives us to establish the supremacy of Jesus over the angels.  In Hebrews 1: 1-14 we read that Jesus is:
  •  God's son
  • Heir of all things
  • The one who made the worlds
  • The brightness of God's glory
  • The express image of God's person
  • The one who upholds all things
  • The one who purged our sins
  • The one who sits at the right hand of the Majesty on high
  • The one who laid the foundations of the earth
  • The one who made the heavens
  • The one who remains, who is the same, and shall not fail 

Continuing through the book of Hebrews we find other descriptions of who Jesus is.
  • In Chapter 2 - He is the Captain of their salvation
  • In Chapter 3 - He is the Apostle and High Priest of our profession
  • In Chapter 8 - He is the Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle
  • In Chapter 9 - He is the Mediator of the new testament
  • In Chapter 12 - He is the Author and Finisher of our faith
  • In Chapter 13 - He is the Great Shepherd of the sheep

Don't you just love lists; bullet points that make things clear and concise.  We make shopping lists, to-do lists and we use them for evaluation purposes or in making decisions.  A list can be a useful tool.  I felt that it would be beneficial to make my own list of names for Jesus.  Of course, my list is not all inclusive, but simply descriptions of Jesus that I could recall from memory.  Sweet words because it is like worship, yet powerful because of what they represent.  So here goes!  Jesus is:
  • The Alpha and Omega
  • The Beginning and the End
  • Creator
  • Provider
  • The I AM
  • The Sacrificial Lamb
  • The Captain of the Host
  • The Bread of Heaven
  • The Living Water
  • Savior
  • Redeemer
  • Friend of the Sinner
  • The Great Physician
  • One like a Son of Man
  • The Word of Life
  • The Way, the Truth, and the Life
  • The Light of the world
  • Everlasting Lord
  • Eternal God
  • Begotten, not made
  • The Maker of heaven and earth
  • The Lord God
  • The Suffering Servant
  • The One who takes away the sins of the world
  • The only Hope of mankind
  • The First born from the dead
  • The Head of the church
  • The soon and coming King
  • The Bridegroom
  • The Lion of Judah
  • The Lamb of God
  • Jesus, He  is  Jesus

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