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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • 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 these three names are entirely different from the first, middle and last names that people have today. 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, so 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.
    I worship You as Christ, who brought me salvation; as Jesus, the virgin-born son of Mary; and as my King, who sits on the throne of my heart.
    Why does the Lord Jesus Christ have over 700 names, titles and descriptive metaphors? It’s because He is and does a vast number of things. Similarly, men who do many things have many titles (dad, husband, uncle, boss, deacon and so on). But the names you call Him are not as important as your response to Him. He wants your love and obedience.
    Jesus, You are my Redeemer, Intercessor, Guide, Protector and Friend. You came to me as Light, Water, Bread, Shepherd, Vine and Resurrection. But most of all, You are my Lord and my Savior. Amen.
    Go Deeper: 1 Timothy 1:1-2, 12-17
    Jesus has many names to elicit many responses.