I just wanted to do a study on how important the name of Jesus is.
Usually, when young couples are expecting a new born to enter into this world, one of the things they begin to research aside from preparations for a babies room, clothing, a crib and so forth, they will begin to look up names on the Internet for their child. Sometimes it may be a name which relates to the family, or maybe that child might be taking on the name of its parent. It might be a modern name, a popular name or they might like the fact that it is a unique name. Whatever the reason, I’m sure the choice of name will be special.
The uniqueness about the name of Jesus was the fact that this name was not chosen because of popularity, or because it was chosen by the desire of the parents. The name Jesus was divinely chosen by God himself, for the scripture tells us that an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, before Mary bore Jesus, and the commandment from God was this: “and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
Not only was the name Jesus divinely chosen by God, but it is the name Jesus by which we are saved, as is confirmed in 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.” The name Jesus is so precious, that the bible tells us, in Philippians 2:9 “that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.” Why? Because the name of Jesus is our salvation and the name of the king of kings and the lord of lords. He is our God, and there is no one like him. Bless his holy name. It’s so beautiful, the name of Jesus.
The Rev. Edward Jimenez is pastor of The Pentecostals of Patterson. Sermon notes is a column by local religious leaders.