Day 19

Jesus

from the Names of God reading plan


John 14:12-14, Acts 4:5-12, Romans 10:8-13, Philippians 2:5-11, Revelation 1:4-8

In this Names of God reading plan, we are learning more about God by studying the names given to Him in Scripture. Rather than having our writers share their own reflections on these passages, we’ve instead provided research-rich content to aid in your study of each day’s featured name of God, including the background of the name(s), a brief explanation of the character of God emphasized by the name(s), and a reflection question to help you dig deeper into the text.

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Jesus

Yeshua (Hebrew), Iesous (Greek)

Description

The Hebrew name Yeshua, or “Jesus,” means “Yahweh saves.” It is a shortened version of the Hebrew name Yehoshu’a, or “Joshua.” Jesus, a common name in the first century AD, was the human name the Lord was given on earth. Mary and Joseph obediently gave the child this name because an angel of the Lord visited Joseph in a dream and told him, “you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins” (Mt 1:21).

Scripture often combines the name Jesus with the Greek word for messiah, Christos, or “Christ.” The name “Jesus Christ” joins the two names in order to recognize Jesus as the anointed Savior. The New Testament keeps Jesus’s human name and His designation as the Christ linked after the resurrection, emphasizing that He remains fully man and fully God with all authority in heaven and on earth.

Emphasis

The name of the incarnate Son of God

Reflection

What does this name teach me about God?

Post Comments (5)

5 thoughts on "Jesus"

  1. Greg says:

    This name and passages make me realize that Jesus was God’s fulfilled promise to us. He saved us and formed a new covenant with the people.

  2. Ryan Orndorff says:

    Very simple yet so much meaning…. Yeshua- “Yahweh Saves”. I am saved from sin because of God sending his son Jesus.

  3. Joshua H. says:

    This is the only name we can trust in. He gave himself for us to save us!

  4. Kevin says:

    Day 19: Jesus. I didn’t realize Jesus was Hebrew and Christ was Greek. It’s interesting that those names are out together but makes total sense. Jesus meaning Yahweh Saves and Christ meaning Messiah. Wild that we call him Jesus because of an angel that told Mary and Joseph to name him that, but also so fricken cool. ⚒

  5. Like!! Thank you for publishing this awesome article.

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