What’s In A Name?

What is the power of a name? What does it tell about you? Father, Son, Daughter, Mother, Husband, Wife, Aunt, Uncle, Grandparent, Friend, Acquaintance, Neighbor. All names tell something about you, and you may have many different titles or names defining different roles you play. Jesus Christ also has many names and roles. Here are a few I have found. As you read the list, think about what these names mean to you, and how Jesus Christ fulfills these roles in your life.

Jesus Christ is…
1. Advocate (1 John 2:1)
2. Almighty (Rev. 1:8; Mt. 28:18)
3. Alpha and Omega (Rev. 1:8; 22:13)
4. Amen (Rev. 3:14)
5. Apostle of our Profession (Heb. 3:1)
6. Atoning Sacrifice for our Sins (1 John 2:2)
7. Author of Life (Acts 3:15)
8. Author and Perfecter of our Faith (Heb. 12:2)
9. Author of Salvation (Heb. 2:10)
10. Beginning and End (Rev. 22:13)
11. Beloved Son
12. Blessed and only Ruler (1 Tim. 6:15)
13. Bread of God (John 6:33)
14. Bread of Life (John 6:35; 6:48)
15. Bridegroom (Mt. 9:15)
16. Capstone (Acts 4:11; 1 Pet. 2:7)
17. Chief Cornerstone (Eph. 2:20)
18. Chief Shepherd (1 Pet. 5:4)
19. Christ (1 John 2:22)
20. Counsellor (Isaiah 9:6)
21. Creator (John 1:3)
22. Deliverer (Rom. 11:26)
23. Eternal Life (1 John 1:2; 5:20)
24. Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6)
25. Faithful and True (Rev. 19:11)
26. Faithful Witness (Rev. 1:5)
27. Faith and True Witness (Rev. 3:14)
28. First and Last (Rev. 1:17; 2:8; 22:13)
29. Firstborn From the Dead (Rev. 1:5)
30. Firstborn over all creation (Col. 1:15)
31. Fountain of Living Waters (Jer. 2:3)
32. Gate (John 10:9)
33. Giver of every good gift (Mor. 10:18 & President Monson)
34. God (John 1:1; 20:28; Heb. 1:8; Rom. 9:5)
35. God of Israel (2 Sam. 23:3)
36. Good Shepherd (John 10:11,14)
37. Great Shepherd (Heb. 13:20)
38. Great High Priest (Heb. 4:14)
39. Head of the Church (Eph. 1:22; 4:15; 5:23)
40. Heir of all things (Heb. 1:2)
41. High Priest (Heb. 2:17)
42. Holy and True (Rev. 3:7)
43. Holy One (Acts 3:14)
44. Hope (1 Tim. 1:1)
45. Hope of Glory (Col. 1:27)
46. Hope of Israel
47. Horn of Salvation (Luke 1:69)
48. I Am (John 8:58)
49. Image of God (2 Cor. 4:4)
50. Immanuel (Mt. 1:23)
51. Judge of the living and the dead (Acts 10:42)
52. King Eternal (1 Tim. 1:17)
53. King of Israel (John 1:49)
54. King of the Jews (Mt. 27:11)
55. King of kings (1 Tim 6:15; Rev. 19:16)
56. King of the Ages (Rev. 15:3)
57. King of Zion (Moses 7:53)
58. Lamb (Rev. 13:8)
59. Lamb of God (John 1:29)
60. Lamb Without Blemish (1 Pet. 1:19)
61. Last Adam (1 Cor. 15:45)
62. Life (John 14:6; Col. 3:4)
63. Light of the World (John 8:12)
64. Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Rev. 5:5)
65. Living One (Rev. 1:18)
66. Living Stone (1 Pet. 2:4)
67. Living Water
68. Lord (2 Pet. 2:20)
69. Lord of All (Acts 10:36)
70. Lord of Glory (1 Cor. 2:8)
71. Lord of lords (Rev. 19:16)
72. Man from Heaven (1 Cor. 15:48)
73. Mediator of the New Covenant (Heb. 9:15)
74. Messiah (Moses 7:53)
75. Mighty God (Isa. 9:6)
76. Morning Star (Rev. 22:16)
77. Offspring of David (Rev. 22:16)
78. Only Begotten Son of God (John 1:18; 1 John 4:9)
79. Our Great God and Savior (Titus 2:13)
80. Our Holiness (1 Cor. 1:30)
81. Our Husband (2 Cor. 11:2)
82. Our Protection (2 Thess. 3:3)
83. Our Redemption (1 Cor. 1:30)
84. Our Righteousness (1 Cor. 1:30)
85. Our Sacrificed Passover Lamb (1 Cor. 5:7)
86. Power of God (1 Cor. 1:24)
87. Precious Cornerstone (1 Pet. 2:6)
88. Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)
89. Prophet (Acts 3:22)
90. Rabbi (Mt. 26:25)
91. Redeemer (Isaiah 48:17)
92. Resurrection and Life (John 11:25)
93. Righteous Branch (Jer. 23:5)
94. Righteous One (Acts 7:52; 1 John 2:1)
95. Rock (1 Cor. 10:4)
96. Rock of Heaven (Moses 7:53)
97. Rock of Israel (2 Sam. 23:3)
98. Root of David (Rev. 5:5; 22:16)
99. Ruler of God’s Creation (Rev. 3:14)
100. Ruler of the Kings of the Earth (Rev. 1:5)
101. Savior (Eph. 5:23; Titus 1:4; 3:6; 2 Pet. 2:20)
102. Son Ahman (D&C 78:20)
103. Son of David (Lk. 18:39)
104. Son of God (John 1:49; Heb. 4:14)
105. Son of Man (Mt. 8:20)
106. Son of the Most High God (Lk. 1:32)
107. Source of Eternal Salvation for believers (Heb. 5:9)
108. The One Mediator (1 Tim. 2:5)
109. The Stone the builders rejected (Acts 4:11)
110. True Bread (John 6:32)
111. True Light (John 1:9)
112. True Vine (John 15:1)
113. Truth (John 1:14; 14:6)
114. Way (John 14:6)
115. Wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:24)
116. Wonderful (Isaiah 9:6)
117. Word (John 1:1)
118. Word of God (Rev. 19:13)

Were there some titles you recognized? Maybe some you didn’t? Jesus plays many different roles, but each one is focused on the salvation of His brothers and sisters. Do you have any names that label you as a saver of soul?

What kind of names do you have? Some of mine are: Child of God, Father, Husband, Son, Friend, Bishop, Elder, Mormon, Older Brother, Billposter, etc. What are yours? A wise man once told me to never title anyone as my ‘Enemy’. Do you ever think of yourself as someone’s enemy? He also challenged me to be a Blessing to others. Can that be one of your titles? Spend some time on this, write a list of all the titles you have. Then number each one in order of importance, 1 being the highest and so on down. Now, looking at the order you gave it, are you giving proper importance to the important ones? How can you keep your life in perspective?

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