Kids Bible Minute • Sermon • Submitted
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A couple of weeks ago we began a new series of lesson with the purpose of drawing closer to God’s only begotten Son, Jesus, through a study of the names by which he is called. The first lesson focused on Jesus being the “only begotten Son of God” and what all that entailed. Today we are going to focus on the name Jesus itself. Paul would declare in Philippians 2:9-10…
9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
Notice the name “Jesus” is that which is “above” every name and should invoke a response of respect by the bowing of the knee. That is one powerful name, but what does it mean? The name Jesus is a combination of two Hebrew words, “Ya” which is short for Yahweh and the verb “yasha” which means to rescue, deliver, save. Thus the name of Jesus is “God Rescues, Delivers, Saves.” Jesus did in fact accomplish all three attributes his name suggests. Jesus rescues his children from the daily dangers of this sinful world. Peter would declare in 2 Peter 2:7-9…
7 and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked 8 (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); 9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,
Jesus delivered us from the present evil age so that we could live according to God’s will.
3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Jesus was able to deliver us from the present evil and rescue us from the temptations of this old sinful world because he brought salvation to us all, if we are willing to take hold of it through obedience.
11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
As Peter boldly decried in Acts 4:12…
12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”