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The Name Jesus

Written By: Dan Stanley  |  Posted: Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

The Name Jesus
"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins."
- Matthew 1:21

It is a common and expected practice to give a name to a new born child. In fact, a great source of delight is "coming up with" a name for the coming child. As to what name we pick, the reasons are broad. Everything from the name of parents to objects of beauty or strength determines the name we give to children. My sister's name is Miriam. I had picked Moses, but she was a girl, so my parents went with Miriam (Moses' sister), satisfying both me and her! And nobody would deny the importance we attach to our names. We think highly of our name. Let someone misspell it, and note our response. One man said our first name was the most important word in the English language to us. Is there any word more EFFECTIVE to hear than our name? Truly names are very effective and moving whether our name or the name of someone else. Some names evoke a response of love, while others, fear and some hatred. How powerful names are! Consider, then, for a moment the name Jesus. Allow me to answer some questions concerning His name. First, what does the name Jesus mean? Then second, what is the effect of the name Jesus upon you?

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