His Name Shall Be Called King of Kings and Lord of Lords

Bibliology
Christology
The Nativity

Lead on, O King eternal,
Till sin’s fierce war shall cease,
And Holiness shall whisper
The sweet amen of peace
. ~Er­nest W Shurt­leff (1888)

KING OF KINGS

It was prophesied, “The government shall be upon His shoulders” (Isaiah 9:6). He would be a King; He would have a Kingdom. Continue reading

His Name Shall Be Called The Word of God

Bibliology
Christology
The Nativity

“God, who at sundry times and in various ways, spoke in time past to our forefathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us through His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds, the Son being the brightness of the Father’s glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the Word of His power” (Hebrews 1:1-3).

THE WORD OF GOD

It was prophesied, “His name is called The Word of God” (Revelation 19:13). Continue reading

His Name Shall Be Called Faithful and True

Bibliology
Christology
The Nativity

He’s been faithful, faithful to me
Looking back, His love and mercy I see
Though in my heart I have questioned and failed to believe
Yet He’s been faithful, faithful to me
.

FAITHFUL AND TRUE

The compound “faithful and true” is a biblical expression—“the Lord is a true and faithful witness” (Jeremiah 42:5),   Continue reading

His Name Shall Be Called a Nazarene

Bibliology
Christology
The Nativity

“They gave Him a manger for a cradle, a carpenter’s bench for a pulpit, thorns for a crown, and a cross for a throne. He took them and made them the very glory of His career.”
~WE Orchard

JESUS OF NAZARETH

“The Angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary” (Luke 1:26, 27).  Continue reading

His Name Shall Be Called Immanuel

Bibliology
Christology
The Nativity

“Christmas began in the heart of God. It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man.” ~Religious Telescope

SON OF DAVID

Echoing the prophecy of Isaiah 9:6, 7, Gabriel, in the Annunciation, revealed to Mary, “The Lord God will give to Him the throne of His father David” (Luke 1:32, 33). Continue reading

His Name Shall Be Called Christ

Bibliology
Christology
The Nativity

“The face of Christ does not indeed show us everything, but it shows us the one thing we need to know—the character of God. God is the God who sent Jesus.”
~P Carnegie Simpson

CHRIST

Christ and Messiah are not names, but titles, meaning “the Anointed One.” The Angel told the shepherds, “To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11; cf Matthew 1:16). Continue reading

His Name Shall Be Called Jesus

Bibliology
Christology
The Nativity

“The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable.” ~Ralph W Sockman

JESUS

It was revealed to Joseph, “You shall call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:20, 21). Salvation was the purpose of His coming. Savior was the meaning of His name. Continue reading