The Name of Jesus

Matthew 1:21

By the time that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, He had already been given three names. In Isaiah 7:14, He is given the name of God (Immanuel or God with us) "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."

In Isaiah 9:6, He is given the name of a King "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

And in our text this morning we see the message of the angel to Mary that gives Him the name of Savior, "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." This morning I want us to consider four things about the name of Jesus.

I. It Identifies Him With His Person.

II. It Identifies Him With His Purpose.

III. It Identifies Him with His People.

IV. It Identifies Him with His Praise.

Do you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? The name of Jesus says much to us about Him. It identifies Him with His person, with His purpose, with His people, and with His praise. Will you be willing to identify with Him? We identify with Him through our profession of faith, our baptism, our witness, and our daily life. Do others know we are 'His people'? Come this morning, whatever the need, and let Jesus Christ have His way in our lives.