Jesus: Lord Jesus Christ

Jesus: Lord Jesus Christ

My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality (James 2:1).
We usually think of Jesus as having three names: Lord, Jesus, and Christ. But He’s entirely different from people today who have a first, middle and last name. When you call Him Lord, that’s His title. You are referring to His deity. No one gave Him the title Lord, for He has eternally been Lord. When you call Him Jesus, you are referring to His humanity. The angel Gabriel told Mary to call Him Jesus, a Greek name that means “Jehovah Saves.” When you call Him Christ, you are referring to His anointed office. Just as prophets, priests, and kings were anointed into their office, Jesus came as Prophet to give the message of God, as Priest to bring salvation, and as King to rule the hearts of His followers.
Why does Jesus have so many names, titles, and descriptive metaphors? Men who do many things have many titles (dad, husband, uncle, boss, deacon, etc.), so Jesus has over 700 names because He is and does a vast number of things. The names you call Him are not as important as your response to Him. He wants your love and obedience.
Jesus has many names to elicit many responses.


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