He is just and endowed with salvation; humble, and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. But Jesus explained that his kingdom was not of this world John Rather, Jesus was talking about the kingdom of God, the major focus of his preaching.
The kingdom of God is made up of those who submit their lives to God to reign over them. He speaks about how it is expanding like yeast or mustard seed as the news goes forth that he has arrived and people accept him as King. When he returns in glory, every knee on earth will bow to honor him as King Philippians Did the people around him see him as a king? Jesus seems even to expect that those who call him Lord obey him.
This has implications about how we define ourselves as Christians. If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans Lois: I love your books and this site. Keep up the great work. Tom Schuessler, Mayville, WI. Thank you for this blog. This incorporative function is built into the notion of kingship, and was reinforced by the covenant God made with David 2 Sam 7.
The article you linked to was outstanding. But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.
Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
The last enemy to be destroyed is death. At the very end, when he returns, he will come to judge the world and to destroy his enemies. These are both very kingly activities — kings acted as judges and waged wars. Then all of those within his kingdom will live for eternity.
This will give new depth to the meaning of Christmas. The wise men did what was natural to show honor to the new born king. Tverberg, I really enjoyed this article. Teachers would give the name and a slight definition of what the name means, but they would usually never go into as much detail of the names like you have in this article with the name Jesus Christ.
The Gospels say that Jesus was betrayed to the authorities by a disciple, and many scholars consider this report to be highly reliable. Augustine of Hippo: A Biography. In Matthew Herod the Great hears of Jesus' birth and, wanting him killed, orders the murders of male infants in Bethlehem under age of 2. Concise Encyclopedia of Islam. Baker Academic. In this condition of being filled with the Spirit, in which all the fullness of abiding is realized, the Christian literally prays just as Christ would pray. Most Gnostics believed that Jesus was a human who became possessed by the spirit of "the Christ" at his baptism.
I find it most fascinating that each name of God points to the great power, majesty, and entirety of Him! What an amazing God we have! This is an interesting thing to notice! We listen to him, no matter what. I suppose the only problem here, is hearing Jesus. I thought it was interesting, that they used throughout scripture the image of a king because people could relate to that.
They understood what being a king meant. I really enjoyed the insight on this simple word. I never thought about Lord and King meaning different things. The kingdom in this case of course being the Kingdom of God as you have said previously. This is in fact more verification that Jesus is not only part of the ultimate authority over the Kingdom of God but also someone that we surrender to and summit our lives to his own authority.
Thank you for your article!
When I read the bible it tells me just the opposite, from one end of the Bible to the other. What do you say? Walt The king to come will have a name that suggest a foundation like a rock or a place of hiding in a rock…ie Peter or Craig. Billions more have heard of His name.
For most of us, the name Jesus has a sacred ring to it; it sounds holy and divine. Granted, it had a special meaning, but it was not an unusual name. The first-century Jewish historian Josephus mentions at least twelve different people he knew with the name Jesus, including four high priests.
In Acts 9, we read of the Jewish false prophet, Bar-Jesus. In Colossians 4, Paul mentions one of his fellow workers, Jesus, called Justus.
Jesus was a common name, like Jim, John, or Jerry. When Mary and Joseph called their son Jesus, there were no prayers in His name.
No one used it as a swear word. Both are derived from the Hebrew, in which the name is Yeshua or Joshua. That He does. Ever since the first Christmas, Jesus has been more than just a name.
Over the past two thousand years, more people on planet earth have known the name of Jesus than any other name. Since AD 33, over eight. Presently, the name of Jesus can be found in over languages and This article originally appeared in the December issue of Tabletalk.
There is, in fact, no other name under heaven given among men whereby we can be saved Acts So, naturally, whatever we do, in word or deed, we ought to do in the name of the Lord Jesus Col. Chanting it does not give one special powers. The power in the name is the person behind the name.
In biblical times, names meant something. They were more than badges of identification. They often told others who you were and what purpose God had for your life. Thus, Adam was the first man. Eve was the mother of all living things. Abraham was the father of many nations.