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July 15 Devotion: What’s in a Name?

Text- I Pet. 1:3- Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

In this verse, Peter uses the formal name of the Savior: “Lord Jesus Christ”. Why is this of any significance? Because His name says it all!

What’s in a Name?

  1. 1. Lord is His Sovereign Name!

*He’s Sovereign in…

  1. Omniscience!

I Pet. 1:2a– Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit,

  1. His Offering!  

I Pet. 1:2b– unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ:

John 1:29– The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

John 3:16– For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

  1. Omnipotence!  

Rev. 19:6– And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

  1. Jesus is His Saving Name!

Acts 4:12– Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Acts 16:31– And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Rom. 10:13– For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

John 14:6– Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

  1. Christ is His Solidifying Name!

Note: Christ = Messiah = The Anointed One!

Heb. 6:19-20– Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

*because of the storms of life, you had better be anchored in..

  1. Him!  

  2. the Hope He provides!

  3. the Home He’s gone to prepare!

**so what’s in a Name?

-Abundant Life!

-a Purposeful Life!

-Eternal Life!

Have you trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ? –Pastor Doug Foster


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