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Series: What's in a Name
I am in a series of messages on Sunday morning during the Christmas season which I have called, What's in a Name. We have been looking at the names of Jesus which were given at the time of His birth. This morning the title is His Name is Nazarene.
His name shall be called Jesus. We talked about that. His name shall be called Emmanuel, God with us. We talked about that. God willing, next Sunday morning I will talk to you on the subject, His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Might God, the Everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace.
The reasons we are looking at these names of the Lord Jesus is because they help us better understand the meaning of Christmas and why Jesus came into the world, what it means to you and to me personally, and how it will help you in the morning when you get ready to go to work.
My friend, Warren Wiersbe says that every name He bears is a blessing He shares. So, every name of the Lord Jesus Christ is a blessing for you and me.
Some of the names that the Lord was given never really seemed to catch on. For instance, the name Emmanuel. We have no record that Jesus ever called Himself Emmanuel or that anybody else called Him Emmanuel. But when we read this verse of Scripture, ''He name shall be called a Nazarene,'' we come to a name that seemed to catch on. On many occasions, Jesus referred to Himself as Jesus of Nazareth. Others said about Him, ''This is Jesus of Nazareth. In fact, the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ were given this name. In the book of Acts, the Bible says that the followers of Jesus were known as a sect of the Nazarenes. Even to this day we have a wonderful denomination of Christians who call themselves the Nazarenes. So it is a name that seems to have caught hold.
Jesus of Nazareth. I want to try to explain to you this morning the meaning of Christmas around this name. This name refers to
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