Names of Jesus, Part 2

Many of the names of Jesus are really descriptors. Part One had a list of names for Jesus that were mostly nouns or pronouns. Many of the names here in Part 2 are adjectives that describe characteristics of Jesus or things that Jesus does.

Descriptors of Jesus
1. The stone the builders rejected. Acts 4: 11 2. True Bread. John 6: 32
3. True Light. John 1: 9 4. True Vine. John 15: 1
5. Truth. John 1: 14; 14: 6 6. Way. John 14: 6
7. Wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians 1: 24 8. Word. John 1: 1
9. Word of God. Revelation 19: 3 10.Son of David. Luke 18: 39
11. Son of God. John 1: 49; Hebrews 4: 14 12. Son of Man. Matthew 8: 20
13. Son of the Most High God. Luke 1:32 14. Source of Eternal Salvation for all who obey Him. Hebrews 5:9
15. The One Mediator 1 Timothy 2: 5 16. The Stone the builders rejected. Acts 4: 11
17. True Bread. John 6: 32 18. True Light. John 1: 9
19. True Vine. John 15: 1 20. Truth. John 1: 14; 14: 6
21. Man from Heaven. I Corinthians 15: 48 22. Mediator of the New Covenant. Hebrews 9: 15
23. Morning Star. Revelation 22: 16 24. Offspring of David. Revelation 22:16
25. Our Husband. 2 Corinthians 11:2 26. Our Protection. 2 Thessalonians 3: 3
27. Our Redemption. 1 Corinthians 1: 30 28. Our Righteousness. 1 Corinthians 1:30
29. Precious Cornerstone. 1 Peter 2: 6 30. Prophet. Acts 3: 22
31. Rabbi. Matthew 26: 25. 32. Resurrection and Life. John 11: 25
33. Righteous Branch. Jeremiah 23: 5 34. Righteous One. Acts 7: 52; 1 John 2: 1
35. Rock. 1 Corinthians 10: 4 36. Root of David. Revelation 5: 5; 22: 16
37. Ruler of God's Creation. Revelation 3: 14 38. Ruler of the Kings of the Earth. Revelation 1: 5
39. Savior. Ephesians 5: 23; Titus 1: 4; 2 Peter 2: 20 40. King of the Ages. Revelation 15: 3
41. Lamb. Revelation 13: 8 42. Lamb without Blemish. 1 Peter 1: 19
43. Last Adam. I Cor. 15: 45 44. Life. John 14: 6; Colossians 3: 4
45. Light of the World. John 8: 12 46. Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Revelation 5: 5
47. Living One. Revelation 1: 18 48. Living Stone. 1 Peter 2: 4
49. Lord. 2 Peter 2: 20 50. Lord of All. Acts 10: 36
   

It is hoped that this is the total list of all of the names ascribed to Jesus the Christ as contained within the Bible, between Part One and Part Two. In the world that Jesus grew up in, the name "Jesus" was an ordinary name. "Jesus the Christ" was a different matter. Jesus Christ was the most unique figure in all of human history.

Given a list 50 of fifty adjectives and pronouns describing Jesus, we may not comment on each and every one of them. What such a list shows is that Jesus was indeed a propitiation for our sins (1 John 2: 2), He was and is so much more than just a sin payment. He was indeed God having come in the flesh to save us from our own mistakes. He was part of the creation events with the Father and the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1: 1, 2; John 1: 1-3). The plan of salvation for man was made before man became helpless through sin (Rom 5:8 "But God commends His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.") Christ became the sin payment, the propitiation, so that we would not have to bear the price of our misdeeds.

Jesus was so much more than just a sacrificial lamb. He was our teacher and counselor to show us where we came from, where we now are, and where we are going. People who will listen to him will have an abundant life in the present (John 10: 10) and a great life in the afterawhile. It's a matter of "letting Him have His way with thee," to use the words of the song.

The vast majority of people who live upon the Earth will not take advantage of the opportunities offered through Jesus Christ. Most will not even hear, let along believe, repent of their sins, confess His name, or be baptized. They sense that listening to God's word will bring them to repentance, and they don't want to give up their lusts of the flesh, their lusts of the eyes, or the pride of life (I John 2: 15-17). Most will be lost (Matthew 7: 13, 14). Yet, for the sake of those who would be saved, Jesus came to the Earth and offered the sacrifice.



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