Christ: His Wonderful Names (Part 2)

Bob RoaneJesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

From “Christ is Everything to His Followers” at Christ EPC; Belhaven University (OT & NT Survey); Bible in 90 Days; other teaching, mentoring, counseling.

If you missed it, you can go back and read Christ: His Wonderful Names (Part 1)

Quick Review: The whole Bible is filled with the names and titles of our Lord Jesus to tell us all He is (His person) and all He does (His works). Studying Christ is not just an academic exercise; it is meant to be like oxygen to our souls. Jesus said: I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10). Here is a sample of Christ’s names, using various translations. Please read them aloud and punctuate your reading with praise and prayer to the Lord.

Father-like, He tends and spares us; well our feeble frame He knows; In His hands He gently bears us, rescues us from all our foes; Praise Him as widely as His mercy goes. (from hymn by Henry Lyte)

Christ is the Maker and Master of the planets, stars, and all creatures great and small.48 He sustains and upholds us and all things by His powerful word.49 He is the great Physician who heals the spiritually sick and dying.50 He is our great High Priest, who intercedes for us right now at the Father’s side51 and His prayers always get answered. Even if Satan sifts us like wheat, Jesus prays that our faith not fail. So that when we turn back to Christ, we strengthen our brothers and sisters.52

Jesus is our Prophet, Rabbi, and Teacher.53 His words are not idle words—they are our life!54 His words are sweet to our taste, sweeter than honey to our mouth!55 All His words are true; all His righteous laws are eternal.56 His words are flawless, honest, trustworthy, comforting, consoling, sanctifying. His words are spirit and life.57 Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.58

Jesus is our strong Ransomer and Redeemer.59 He is the Resurrection and the Life. Believe in Him and though you die, you will live!60 I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see Him with my own eyes. How my heart yearns within me!61

Christ is our Rock, Fortress, and Deliverer; our Strength, Shield, Savior, and Stronghold. We call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and we are saved from our enemies.62 He’s the Chief Shepherd, Good and Great,63 who lays down His life for His sheep, and takes it up again!64 He effectually calls His people by name so that we follow Him.65 Christ is Shiloh who gives us God’s all surpassing peace, guarding our hearts and minds.66

Jesus is the Son of Man, coming back soon. He has all authority, glory, and sovereign power.  People of every race, nation, and language will obey Him. His rule is eternal; it will never end. His kingdom will never be destroyed.67 Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through Him.68 He’s our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.69 He is the Word with God, the Word who is God, the Word who became flesh and dwelt, lived, tabernacled, made His home among us for a time.70 Christ understands us better than we understand ourselves.

He says: “Yes, I am coming back soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.71

Angels, help us to adore Him; You behold Him face to face; Sun and moon, bow down before Him, dwellers all in time and space. Praise with us the God of grace. (from hymn by Henry Lyte)

Notes: 48 Psalm 121:2; Col 1:16; Heb 1:2; Rev 3:14; Jn 1:3.     49 Heb 1:3.     50 Mt 9:12-13; Lk 4:23; Ex 15:26; 3 Jn 2.     51 Heb 3:1, 4:14-16, 7:23-28.     52 Luke 22:31-32.     53 Acts 3:22-23; Jn 1:38; Mt 26:25; Jn 20:16; Mt 26:18; Jn 3:2, 11:28; Lk 9:35.     54 Deut 32:47.     55 Psalm 119:103.    56 Psalm 119:160.     57 John 6:63.     58 John 6:68-69.     59 Job 19:25; Psalm19:14; Jer 50:34; Mt 20:28; 1 Tim 2:6; Heb 9:15.     60 Jn 11:25.     61 Job 19:25-27.     62 Psalm 18:1-3.    63 Jn 10:1-30; Heb 13:20; 1 Peter 5:4; Psalm 23.     64 John 10:17-18.     65 John 10:27.     66 Gen 49:10; Phil 4:7.     67 Daniel 7:13-14.     68 John 14:6.     69 Is 9:6.     70 Jn 1:1,14.     71 Rev 22:20-21.