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II. THE NAMES OF CHRIST As the names of God are given in Scripture to reveal the nature of God, so the names of Christ reveal truth concerning Jesus Christ. These names, however, refer to various aspects of the second Person of the Trinity, sometimes emphasizing His deity, at other times emphasizing His humanity. Some of these names reflect His character, while others emphasize various aspects of His work. Scholars disagree concerning the number of names of Christ which the Scriptures contain. Perhaps more of these names appear in the first chapter of John than in any other chapter of Scripture. The assigning of names with meaning is particularly characteristic of Hebrew writing, and much of the Gospel of John is Hebraic in style. As John began his treatise to demonstrate the deity of the Saviour (John 20:31), he began by reminding the reader of the names of Christ. THE NAMES OR TITLES OF CHRIST IN JOHN 1 Word Life Flesh God Light Only Begotten of the Father Light of Men True Light Jesus Christ Only Begotten Son Lord Jesus Lamb of God Son of God Rabbi Master Messiah Christ Jesus of Nazareth The Son of Joseph King of Israel Son of Man Him He A. JEHOVAH.  Perhaps the most honored of all names of God in Scripture was that of Jehovah. Yet as was illustrated earlier in this chapter, Jesus is equated with Jehovah throughout the Scriptures. The name is derived from the Hebrew verb “to be” and was the name God used most often when relating to man, especially in covenant. Scotchmen suggests, “The identification of our Lord Jesus Christ with the Lord of the Old Testament results in an explicit doctrine of His deity.” i Particularly in the Gospel of John, Jesus reveals Himself as the “I AM” of the Old Testament. B. SON OF GOD.  THE GREAT I AM’s 1. I am the bread of life (John 6:35) 2\. I am the light of the world (John 8:12) 3\. I am the door (John 10:9) 4\. I am the good shepherd (John 10:11) 5\. I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25) 6\. I am the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6) 7\. I am the vine John 15:5 +1 I am . . . I am -Exod. 3:14- (John 4:26; 8:58; 18:5, 6, 8) Another name of Jesus Christ in the New Testament is “Son of God,” which is used by Christ in referring to His deity. In the Old Testament the reference to the Sonship of Christ is, “I will declare the decree: The Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee” (Psa. 2:7). This verse reveals a conversation between God the Father and God the Son. The Father calls the second Person of the Trinity by the name “Son” and says, “I have begotten thee.” Again the Bible teaches “A son is given” (Isa. 9:6). When the expression “Son of God” is used by and of Christ, it is obviously a reference to His divine relationship to God the Father. Christians are the “sons of God” (not capitalized), and they call God their Father. But Jesus identifies a special relationship to His Father, as Felder notes, As often as Jesus speaks of his relations with his Father he uses constantly and without exception the expression “My Father”; and as often as he calls the attention of the disciples to their childlike relation to God, there is the equally definite characterization, “Your Father.” Never does he associate himself with the disciples and with men by the natural form of speech, “Our Father.” . . . Even on those occasions in which Jesus unites himself with the disciples before God, and when therefore it would be certainly expected that he would use the collective expression, “Our Father,” there stands, on the contrary, “My Father” . . . Thus and similarly does Jesus distinguish unequivocally between his divine Sonship and that of the disciples and men in general. ii Further discussing the Sonship of Christ, Stevenson explains the relationship between Christians being called “sons of God,” and Christ the “Son of God.” It is true that the term “sons of God” is used of men (Hosea 1:10) and of angels in the Old Testament (Gen. 6:2; Job 1:6; 38:7). But in the New Testament, the title ‘Son of God’ is used of, and by, our Lord in quite a different way. In every instance the term implies that He is the one, only- begotten Son; coequal, co-eternal with the Father. iii Some Bible interpreters raise a question as to when Jesus became the Son of God. The first theory teaches that Jesus became the Son of God at the incarnation. To prove this, they use the prediction to Mary by the angel, “He shall be called the Son of God” (Luke 1:35). In the second place, others say He became the Son of God at His baptism. It was there God broke the silence of Heaven to announce, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt. 3:17). A third view is that Jesus became the Son of God at His resurrection, because Paul said, “Declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead” (Rom. 1:4). Yet another group cites Hebrews 1:1-4, arguing that Jesus became the Son of God by “appointment” at His ascension. A fifth false view concerning when Jesus became the Son of God suggests that in eternity past the Father and Son agreed and entered into some type of covenant relationship resulting in Jesus becoming the Son of God. The Holy Spirit is then said to have agreed to be the agent to carry out the plan. Advocates of this view are unable to provide any scriptural support for their idea, and the Bible reminds us our “eternal life” was “promised before the world began” (Titus 1:2). While this does not prohibit the establishing of a covenant prior to the promise, it does make it highly improbable. All of these views fail to recognize the teaching of one of the Bible’s best- known verses: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Jesus always has been the Son of God. Jesus was recognized as the Son of God before He came to earth to provide eternal salvation. Jesus was the Son of God even before the proto- evangelium or first giving of the gospel in Genesis 3:15, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” This verse predicted the coming of the seed of the woman to bruise the head of the serpent. {The key to understanding when Jesus became the Son of God is to understand the meaning of the word “day” in Psalm 2:7. The word “day” does not refer to a twenty-four-hour period in time. God lives beyond time. This word means an eternal day. Technically, the Sonship of Jesus Christ is called “Eternal Generation.” Jesus did not become the Son of God at a point of time. He has eternally been in the process of being generated as the Son in God’s eternal day. The conclusion is that there never was a time that Christ was not the Son of God.} C. ONLY BEGOTTEN SON . The Bible identifies angels, Jews and Christians at various times as sons of God, but the relationship that exists between God the Father and Jesus Christ is different. Jesus is the “only begotten Son of God.” The term “only begotten” is used to describe the unique relationship between the Father and Jesus (John 1:14, 18; 3:16; 1 John 4:9). Though any individual who trusts Christ personally for salvation will become a child of God (John 1:12), there is only one “only begotten Son of God.” Because of His relationship to the Father, Christ expresses the nature of God, just as a son possesses the nature of his father. The son of a human has a human nature. The only begotten Son of God is just like His heavenly Father, for He is God. D. SON OF MAN . Jesus used the term “Son of man” when discussing His earthly ministry (Matt. 8:20; 9:6; 11:19; 16:13; Luke 19:10; 22:48), when foretelling his passion (Matt. 12:40; 17:9, 22; 20:18), and in teaching regarding His return in power and great glory (Matt. 13:41; 24:27, 30; 25;31; Luke 18:8; 21:36). The Jew who heard this title would immediately think “Messiah.” Montefiore argues, “If Jesus said these words we can hardly think that he distinguished between himself, the Son of man, and the Messiah. The Son of man must be the Messiah, and both must be himself. iv Kreyssler and Scheffrahn write, “Jesus clearly believed Himself to be the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah. In referring to Himself, He continually used the title ‘The Son of man’ from David’s vision.” v Concerning this name of Christ, Stevenson notes, -This was the designation which our Lord habitually used concerning Himself. It is not found in the New Testament on any other lips than His own—except when His questioners quoted His words (John 12:34), and in the one instance of Stephen’s ecstatic exclamation in the moment of his martyrdom, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God” (Acts 7:56). It was clearly a Messianic title, as the Jews recognized (John 12:34). vi  E. WORD . One of the most important titles of Christ is “the Word.” Pink suggested that “a word is (1) a medium of manifestation;” (2) “a means of communication,” (3) “and a method of revelation.” vii In his commentary on the Fourth Gospel, Tenney suggests, -The term LOGOS, which occurs four times, includes more than its English translation, “word.” A word is an idea expressed through a combination of sounds or of letters. Without the idea or concept behind it, the medium would be meaningless. KXBZ might represent a radio station; but as a combination of letters and or sounds, if it could be pronounced, it has no meaning whatsoever because no concept is attached to it. Just so the term LOGOS implies the intelligence behind the idea, the idea itself, and the transmissible expression of it. The term was used technically in the Greek philosophy of this period, particularly by the Stoics, to devote the controlling Reason of the universe, the all-pervasive Mind which ruled and gave meaning to all things. LOGOS was one of the purest and most general concepts of that ultimate Intelligence, Reason, or Will that is called God. viii  Scholars debate whether John borrowed the term “word” from the Greeks or the Jews. If the term is Greek, there may be numerous philosophical implications. If the term is Hebrew, he may be making reference to wisdom in Proverbs 5-8. Probably Jesus is called the Word of God because this phrase is used over 1200 times in the Old Testament to refer to the revelation or message of God, as in the phrase “the Word of God came to” a certain prophet. Jesus Christ was also the message, meaning, or communication from God to men. Jesus was everything the written and spoken Word of the Lord was in the Old Testament. Jesus is therefore the expression, revelation and communication of the Lord. He is both the incarnate and inspired Word. TEN CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THE WORD IN JOHN 1:1-18 1.The phrase “In the beginning” is not a reference to a point in time, but a reference to eternity past. 2\. The personality of the Word is evident in that it is capable of individualizing Himself. 3\. The Word has active and personal communication with God. 4\. There are two centers of consciousness in that the Word was God yet also was “face to face” with God. 5\. The Word has the essence of deity. 6\. The Father and the Word are one. 7\. The Word was the avenue by which God expressed or revealed Himself. 8\. The incarnate Word is the continuity of the preincarnate Word. 9\. As God lived in a tent, spoke in a tent and revealed Himself in the Old Testament tabernacle, so the Word tabernacled among us. 10\. The incarnation of the Word is the unique revelation of God. F. ADDITIONAL NAMES OF CHRIST . There are many additional names of Christ, which reveal truth concerning the second Person of the Trinity. The following list was compiled by T. C. Horton and Charles E. Hurlburt. ix NAMES OF CHRIST IN SCRIPTURE The Seed of the Woman The Stone of Israel Wall of Fire The Branch The Messenger of the Covenant The Sun of Righteousness Son of Abraham A Governor Friend of Sinners A Sower My Beloved Son The Bridegroom Good Master One Son, His Well Beloved The Son of the Highest The Highest The Babe The Salvation of God A Sign Lord of Sabaoth A Certain Samaritan A Light to Lighten the Gentiles A Certain Nobleman The Word The Only Begotten of the Father A Prophet Mighty in Deed and Word Rabbi The Gift of God The True Bread from Heaven The Living Bread The Resurrection Master The Life Our Keeper My Lord and My God The Holy One and Just A Prince and a Savior Lord of All Jesus of Nazareth His Own Son The Man Whom He Hath Ordained The First Born among Many Brethren Minister of the Circumcision Righteousness The Last Adam The Image of God The Angel of Jehovah The Peace Offering The Captain of the Host of the Lord Tender Grass The Lifter Up of Mine Head My Shepherd Jehovah, Mighty in Battle My Rock and My Fortress A Stranger and an Alien Showers Upon the Earth My High Tower Understanding Bundle of Myrrh The Lily of the Valley Altogether Lovely The Child Wonderful The Everlasting Father A Rod Out of the Stem of Jesse The Ensign of the People A Glorious Throne to His Father’s House A Refuge From the Storm A Diadem of Beauty A Tired Stone Shadow of a Great Rock in a Weary Land Our Lawgiver The Everlasting God The Polished Staff A Man of Sorrows The God of the Whole Earth The King in His Beauty Mine Elect A Leader The Redeemer The Angel of His Presence My Physician A Righteous Branch The Shepherd of Israel A Stone Cut Without Hands The Hope of His People A Star The Rock of my Salvation The Daysman Fortress Restorer King of Glory The Rock that is Higher than I The King’s Son My First-Born Wisdom A Friend that Sticketh Closer than a Brother Cluster of Camphire Him Whom My Soul Loveth The Branch of the Lord A Sanctuary Counsellor The Prince of Peace A Branch Out of His Roots My Strength and My Song Strength to the Poor and Needy The Rock of Ages The Foundation A Cover from the Tempest As Rivers of Water in a Dry Place Jehovah The Light of the Gentiles The Holy One of Israel My Righteous Servant A Witness to the People The Lord Jehovah A Root Out of Dry Ground Thine Everlasting Light Balm of Gilead My Portion David, Their King Feeder Ancient of Days Manna My Servant, the Branch The Meat (Meal.) Offering My Glory A Worm and No Man The Strong and Mighty Jehovah My Strong Rock A Strong Tower Rain Upon Mown Grass The Head Stone of the Corner Ointment Poured Forth Excellent A Rose of Sharon The Chiefest Among Ten Thousand Jehovah of Hosts A Great Light The Mighty God The Light of Israel The Root of Jesse A Nail Fastened in a Sure Place A Shadow from the Heat A Crown of Glory A Sure Foundation As a Hiding Place from the Wind My Maker A Commander Our Potter The Hope of Israel Resting Place A Plant of Renown Stronghold A Ruler The Prince of Princes King over All the Earth The King The Light of the City Purifier The Son of David Emmanuel A Nazarene My Beloved Jesus the Christ Master Our Brother Jehovah, My God Refiner Jesus Christ Jesus The Young Child The Servant of Jehovah The Christ The Prophet of Nazareth The Carpenter Thou Son of the Most High God Christ, the Son of the Blessed God My Savior The Dayspring from on High The Consolation of Israel The Child Jesus A Great Prophet The Master of the House The Chosen of God The Light of Man The Lamb of God The King of Israel Messiah The Bread of God His-Only Begotten Son The Bread of Life I Am One Shepherd A Grain of Wheat The Truth The Way The Vine The Overcomer The Man The Head of Every Man The Lord from Heaven The Wisdom of God Lord Both of the Dead and the Living Our Passover That Spiritual Rock A Quickening Spirit The Head Head over All Things Shiloh (Peacemaker) A Scepter The Son of Mary A Ransom Son of Man The King of the Jews Horn of Salvation Christ, the Lord The Lord’s Christ The Glory of the People Israel The Holy One of God Physician The Christ of God A Guest The True Light The Son of God The Light of the World The Good Shepherd The Christ, the Savior of the World The Door of the Sheep The Christ, the Son of God The Sent of the Father A Man Approved of God The Prince of Life The Just One Judge of Quick and Dead Jesus Christ our Lord God Blessed Forever The Deliverer The Power of God Sanctification The Foundation Thine Holy One The Holy Child Jesus Lord Jesus Redemption Lord Over All The Lord of Glory The Unspeakable Gift He That Filleth All in All Christ Our Peace The First-Fruits of Them That Sleep One Lord A Sacrifice to God The Lord Jesus Christ The First-Born of Every Creation The Beginning Christ our life Lord of Peace The Mediator Blessed and Only Potentate The Great God Brightness of His Glory The Upholder of All Things The Captain of Our Salvation The Builder King of Righteousness The Minister of the Sanctuary Mediator of a Better Covenant Mediator of the New Covenant The Great Shepherd of the Sheep A Lamb Without Blemish or Spot The Bishop of Souls The Day Star That Eternal Life The Propitiation The True God Jesus Christ The Savior of the World The Prince of the Kings of the Earth The First and the Last The Hidden Manna The Beginning of the Creation of God The Lamb Slain The Lamb in the Midst of the Throne A Sweet Smelling Savor His Dear Son Creator of all Things The First-Born from the Dead All and in All Our Hope The Man Christ Jesus The Judge of Quick and Dead God our Savior God The Apostle The Great High Priest The Forerunner The Surety Author of Eternal Salvation Higher than the Heavens He That Shall Come The Author of Faith A Priest Forever My Helper That Worthy Name A Living Stone A Stone of Stumbling A Rock of Offense A Chief Corner Stone Lord and Savior Jesus Christ The Advocate Jesus Christ the Righteous The Son of the Father The Faithful Witness The First Begotten of the Dead He that Liveth The Lion of the Tribe of Judah King of Saints Lord God Omnipotent Faithful and True The Bright and Morning Star An Offering The Image of the Invisible God The Head of the Body Hope of Glory The Lord Christ Christ Jesus God Manifest in the Flesh The Righteous Judge Heir of All Things The Sin Purger The Express Image of His Person The Seed of Abraham The High Priest King of Peace Our Intercessor Separate from Sinners The Testator A Rewarder The Finisher of Faith Jesus Christ the Same The Word of Life The Just An Elect Stone A Precious Stone The Chief Shepherd The Son Eternal Life The Almighty The Morning Star The Alpha and Omega The Amen The Faithful and True Witness Lord of Lords King of Kings The Testifier The Temple The Offspring of David Word of God \-------------------\---------- i. Cited by Robinson, Our Lord, 115.* ii. Hilarin, Felder, Christ and the Critics, trans. by John L. Stoddard (London: Burns Oates and Washburn Ltd., 1924), 1:268-269. iii. Herbert F. Stevenson, Titles of the Triune God (Westwood, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1956), 123.* iv. C. F. Montefiore, The Synoptic Gospels (London: MacMillan and Co., Ltd., 1909), 1:361. v. Karl Scheffrahn and Henry Kreyssler, Jesus of Nazareth: Who Did He Claim to Be? (Dallas: Pat Booth, 1968), 9-10.* vi. Stevenson, Titles, 120.* vii. Pink, Gospel of John, 1:21. viii. Tenney, Gospel of Belief, 62. ix. T. C. Horton and Charles E. Hurlburt, The Wonderful Names of Our Wonderful Lord (Los Angeles: Grant Publishing House, 1925). There are 365 names and titles of Christ covered on pp. 1-183. 

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1 Sarah R = "See this article about the names of God in Scripture: https://www.deily.org/text/the-names-of-god"
2 angela h = "Jesus is the True Light. We must be careful not to be deceived. There will be false lights. 2 Corinthians 11:14 says" And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.""
3 angela h = "I Am literally means self sufficient. That is to say that He exists in and of Himself. He doesn't need us, but we sure need Him!"
4 Sara Di Diego = "This is from Genesis 3:15. "
5 Deena E = "The Seed of the Woman is referenced in Genesis 3:15 when God pronounces the curse on the serpent: "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.""
6 Enakshi Ganguly = "Genesis 49:24"But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)""
7 Deena E = "This is referenced in Zechariah 2:5"For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.""
8 Sarah R = "Jeremiah 33:15 "In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David;"Isaiah 11:1 "And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:""
9 Sara Di Diego = "This is from Malachi 3:1."
10 Sarah R = "Malachi 4:2 "But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.""
11 Enakshi Ganguly = "Matthew 1:1"The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.""
12 Sahil Badruddin = "Here is a key point to understand. Jesus was not referred to as "Jesus" or Yeshua during this time. He was generally known as the Nazarene because there were many people called "Jesus" during his time. -Ref: Zealot, Reza Aslan  "
13 Sara Di Diego = "This is from Matthew 11:19."
14 Vin P = "Jesus is a sower as portrayed in Luke 8:4 to Luke 8:8, often called The Parable of the Sower. This parable is in all four Gospels. “And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable: A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” The meaning of this reference to Jesus is that he sows or gives messages. One could also say that He plants the message in people’s minds, even in society, and it then grows or germinates. This is how Jesus moves people to action."
15 Cary W = "Never, in all scripture have we heard God the Father speak in such loving tones, as with Jesus.  My beloved Son!  Thing is, They don't keep it to themselves, but intend to extend this banquet of loving, tender fellowship with each and everyone of us!"
16 Cary W = "This Name for Christ reveals the Mystery of God's plan, for it is not just about salvation and restoration to God, but rather something so intimate that God uses the most intimate of relationships on Earth as an example of the nature of His High calling - marriage to God in Christ!"
17 Ben N = "From John 1:1"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."This passage refers to Christ as the first creation or emanation of God. Christ existed long before the physical birth of Jesus, as an eternal Ideal of Perfection in the Mind of God, by which God's purpose is revealed and fulfilled."
18 Sarah R = "John 1:14 "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth."Also John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.""
19 Ben N = "From John 6:51"I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any man eat of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give fore the life of the world.""
20 Vin P = "On the way to Bethany near Jerusalem to raise Lazarus from the dead, Lazarus’ sisters Mary and Martha meet Jesus. Martha tells Jesus He is late and her brother has died. Jesus replies that he will rise, but Martha says it will only be on the resurrection of the last day. Jesus explains it will be now because He is the resurrection. “Jesus said unto her,” in John 11:25, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:”"
21 Missy Berenstein = "JOHN 18:5-8"
22 Shawn Bose = "Missy references these lines to show the first time in the Gospels Christ is referred to as Jesus of Nazareth."5 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. 6 As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.  7 Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth. " Read more about how Cary W connects this to the Old Testament with his explanation here."
23 Cary W = "This name has always brought me great comfort as well as revelation.  For He has shown me in His promises that it is a real fact that He gives us all the Father gave to Him.....wow!  Let that really sink in.  We are called brothers of equal stature with the One Who is from God!"
24 Missy Berenstein = "1 Corinthians 15:45-49 (MSG) says "We follow this sequence in Scripture: The First Adam received life, the Last Adam is a life-giving Spirit. Physical life comes first, then spiritual—a firm base shaped from the earth, a final completion coming out of heaven. The First Man was made out of earth, and people since then are earthy; the Second Man was made out of heaven, and people now can be heavenly. In the same way that we’ve worked from our earthy origins, let’s embrace our heavenly ends.""
25 Deena E = "This is referenced in Psalms 31:3"
26 Vin P = "Jesus Christ and God are referred to as the rock all through the Bible. For instance 1 Corinthians 10:4 says “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.” But in Psalm 89:26 Jesus is not only a rock, or a secure place to be delivered to, but a rescuer and saver. “He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.” In addition Jesus Christ, the rock, is solid, unshakeable and substantial."
27 Ben N = "From the prophecy of Isaiah 9:6"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.""
28 Missy Berenstein = "Isaiah 33:6: He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lordis the key to this treasure.https://www.bible.com/bible/111/isa.33.niv"
29 Vin P = "In Luke’s story of raising the widow’s son at Nain, Jesus is called a great prophet. Luke 7:16 writes “And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.” Nain is thought to be southeast of Nazareth. Though this resurrection story is not as widely known as Lazarus, Jesus shows great compassion toward a woman by helping her son."
30 Vin P = "John 1:29 writes “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world”. Jesus is referred to many ways as the lamb including “brought as a lamb to the slaughter” in Isaiah 53:7 and similar to the Passover lamb when Jesus is crucified on the afternoon before Passover."
31 Jeff Smith = "John 6:35 (KJV): "And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst"This is a powerful metaphor, in which Jesus is basically telling the crowd to stop worrying about food for their physical lives, but instead recognize that the food for their spiritual lives is before them and that is what they should be wanting. He contrasts himself (the new bread, the bread of life) to the bread, or manna, that God provided in Exodus 16:4, which did not sustain the Israelites, who constantly hungered anew."
32 Vin P = "In the Eucharist ritual, or Holy Communion, bread symbolizes the bread of the Last Supper. For instance in Matthew 26:26 “And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.” Also, John writes about Jesus calling Himself the bread of life in John 6:35. “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” Bread is a fundamental, nourishing food that Jesus wants to be known for."
33 Vin P = "At a feast after Jesus had raised Lazarus from the dead, a group of Greeks wanted to see Jesus so He spoke to them as written in John 12:24. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” The word corn used here is Old English for Modern English’s word grain. Like a grain of wheat which falls to the earth dead then grows into a stalk--crops to feed people--Jesus will die then become resurrected. It also seems there was inspiration for Jesus to say this because of Lazarus’ recent return to life. "
34 Vin P = "Jesus and his disciples sat with sinners and publicans, or tax collectors, but the rulers couldn’t understand this so they went to Him and asked what was going on. Jesus said something very good. He replied that as a doctor there is no need to assist people who are not ill. Jesus therefore wanted to help people who sinned and be with them. In Mark 2:15 to 2:17 it is written “And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him. And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners? When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”"
35 Vin P = "In addition to the well-known good shepherd, Jesus is the entrance for defenseless sheep so they will be protected. He could also be referred to as a church for people to enter and find support and nourishment, again similar to grazing sheep. In John 10:7 to 10:9 it is written “Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture."
36 Vin P = "In The Letter Of Paul To The Ephesians, Chapter 1 ends with Verses 22 and 23. “And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.” In this metaphor the body of Jesus is the church to be filled with people. It is interesting that Paul again refers to Jesus’ body as a church in The Letter Of Paul To The Colossians 1:18, “And he is the head of the body, the church:” People go to Jesus and learn about religion like they go to a church. In addition Jesus’ name He That Filleth All In All is a crowded temple where congregations worship God."
37 Vin P = "In Revelation 7:9 John receives a vision of many people to be saved by God. “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;” But unlike God in Isaiah 40:11 which says “He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,” the above Revelation quote instead explains how the people stood before the lamb and there is no shepherd. Then a little later Revelation 7:17 writes about Jesus “For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”"
38 Vin P = "In Ephesians 5:2 Jesus Christ gave His life to God as a sacrifice. “And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.” Jesus has become our prized rescuer so here He is called a sweet smelling savour."
39 Vin P = "It is unclear if Paul actually wrote The Letter Of Paul To The Colossians. Another question is dating because Collosae, once a small town in Asia Minor, was totally destroyed by an earthquake around 60 A.D. In Colossians 1:13 it says “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:” The writer is talking about God rescuing people so they are with Jesus Christ, “his dear son.”"
40 Vin P = "Jesus Christ is referred to as a chief corner stone in 1 Peter 2:6, The First Letter of Peter the Apostle to the apostle Philip which deals with the Roman Empire’s destruction of the followers of Christ. The verse goes “Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.” Here, Zion is called Sion. But in 2:7 it says “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,” This refers to Jesus rejected by mankind and his crucifixion but ultimately becoming central, a chief, and the very head of the corner."
41 Vin P = "1 John 2:1 explains “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:” There is some disagreement because in The Gospel According To John 14:26 the advocate, translated as Comforter, is instead referred to as the Holy Ghost. “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”"
42 Vin P = "There is disagreement as to whether the author of 1 John, The First Letter Of John, is the same author who wrote The Gospel According To John. 1 John 2:1 says, “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:” Righteous means morally right. John is saying that if there are any problems, Jesus will help with God, pleading on behalf of the individual."
43 Vin P = "1 Timothy is one of the Pastoral Epistles of the Bible. In 1 Timothy 3:15 there is writing about “the house of God” or household of God, and “the church of the living God.” 1 Timothy 3:16 then writes “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” Jesus Christ is incarnated then rises to heaven uniting heaven and earth which shows the strength of God’s household."
44 Vin P = "Hebrews begins with “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;” This passage stresses how in the past God spoke through the prophets but now He is speaking through Jesus, his “heir of all things.” Inheritance is importantly echoed in Matthew 5:5 which famously writes “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”"
45 Vin P = "Jesus Christ the Same comes from Hebrew 13:8 that writes “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” This means that Jesus is eternal. Hebrew 13:12 goes on to write how Jesus died. “Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.” Though Jesus Christ died He is supposed to be worshiped eternally."
46 Vin P = "Revelation 22:16 writes, “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” Jesus portrayed as the bright and morning star is beautiful. A star has to be especially bright to appear in the morning with the sun. Also, to be associated with the rising sun is optimistic, which emphasizes that Jesus appearing places is optimistic."
47 Vin P = "Revelation 22:12 and 22:13 says “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” This tells that Jesus is not only going to be arriving soon, which also helps explain this is Jesus speaking, but He is all things to mankind, the alpha and omega."
48 angela h = "Jesus is God communicated to us. The Word represents human communication. Also, Alpha and Omega (one of Jesus' other titles) are the first and last characters in the Greek alphabet. This demonstrates the full communication of God to us. "