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Celebrating the Excellencies of His Name


For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

This is the season of the year when we purposely meditate on the coming of this child, Jesus. It is a time of great joy because we know that He has come to save His own and our natural response as Christians is to praise Him. To celebrate all of who He is.

During this Advent season, we want to invite you to join us in considering and celebrating the excellencies of the names of our Lord. We want to see Him fully, closer as if to say; we long to know Him better, to worship and love Him more. And we will do this by studying His names. Each of His names, reveals part of Jesus' identity; each name tells us something about the One who has come to us;  each one tells us of His majesty, His Divinity, His purpose. Each one of His names "possess profound significance and unfading glory" (1) . Oh that we may know Him more!

Octavius Winslow says,
"Each title embodies a distinct meaning and illustrates a particular truth, the significance and preciousness of which the Holy Spirit can alone unfold and the believing heart alone appreciate.... the titles of our Lord are wonderful."

John Flavel says,
"The titles of Christ are so many motives or arguments fitted to persuade men to come unto him."

William S. Plumer says,

"Jesus Christ is a wonderful, a glorious person. His names and titles are as important as they are significant. Every one of them is as ointment poured forth. His people sit under His shadow with great delight, and His fruit is sweet to their taste. To them He is altogether lovely."
Dear friends, let us pray that this Advent we may be drawn closer to Him, that our faith may be strengthen as we see all that He is as revealed in the Scriptures, and in His names and titles; Oh that we may be drawn by the Spirit of God to praise Him even more.

And to open this series I would like to give you a book (I wish I could give each one you, dear Readers one), The Unexpected Jesus: The Truth Behind His Biblical Names by R.C. Sproul. Please leave a comment letting me know that you wish to enter this giveaway. (The winner will be announced Saturday, December 10)

Praising Jesus, our Everlasting King!

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"It becomes us to spend this life only as a journey toward heaven... to which we should subordinate all other concerns of life. Why should we labor for or set our hearts on anything else, but that which is our proper end and true happiness?"

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"I am still pondering God's greatness in His creation. I have so many questions that I would like to ask the Lord about the universe, creation, the fall of man... But when I'm in heaven, I wonder if I will even remember them. At that time, being in the presence of God will be enough. I'm thankful that I can look forward to that day."


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