Dr. Ernest L. Easley
March 27, 2011
Now as you're turning with me to Mark 6 .. were you aware that there are over 700 names in the Bible that describes Jesus? Some of the names are familiar and some are not. For instance .. He is called "the chief corner stone" ... "the Son of the Blessed" .. "Counselor" ... "Wonderful" ... "Mighty God" .. "Everlasting Father" .. "Prince of Peace" .. "Immanuel" ... "Faithful and True" ... "Friend."
That would be a wonderful sermon series one day: Simply, the Names of Jesus. And the reason His names are important to understand is because "every name that He bears is a blessing that He shares." The better we come to understand those names .. the better we come to know Him. And the more we know Him .. the more we love Him. And the more we love Him .. the more we want to worship Him and serve Him and be like Him!
Now in our time together .. from Mark 6 .. we find there is a name given to Jesus that not only lets understand Him more .. but gives everyone of us here hope!
"Then He went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him. And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, 'Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands. Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?' So they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, 'A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.' Now He could do no mighty work there, except that he laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went abou ...
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