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The Name of Jesus
That We Might Know Him and Be Like Him

"For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren"
(Romans 8:29).

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God"
(Romans 12:2).

by Katie Stewart

Jesus is The Name
Ephesians 5:20 "Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in The Name of our LORD Jesus Christ."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
We pray in The Name because we love and trust The Name

Jesus is The One That All Will Call LORD

Philippians 2:10,11 "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the glory of God the Father."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Dominion over what you've been given-- good stewardship

Jesus is Salvation Alone

Acts 4:12 "Neither is there Salvation in any other: for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

Matthew 1:21 "... thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins."

Christ-like characteristic
to follow: Sinlessness through the victory that's in His Name

Jesus is The One Who Joyed to Save Us

Hebrews 12:2 "...Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Complete obedience, but accomplished with a joyful heart of faith

Jesus is The One For Whom We Are Honored to Suffer

Acts 5:41 "And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Pleasing the Father with our willing pleasure of representing Him and His purposes through our suffering

Jesus is The One Who Works Our Faith In Us

Hebrews 12:2 "Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith..."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Continuing to the end, in faith,
through Him

Jesus is Born of Mary

Matthew 1:16 "And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ."

Matthew 1:21 "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS..."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Don't use our birth in the flesh as an excuse for a life filled with sin

esus is The Second Person of the Trinity
Matthew 3:16,17 "And Jesus, when He was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him, and lo a Voice from Heaven, saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Please the Father, and be one with Him in our loving obedience

esus is Dominion Over Evil
Matthew 4:10 "Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the LORD thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Worship the Father with the righteous judgment of the wicked

Matthew 17:18 "And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed."

Jesus is The Preacher

Matthew 4:17 "From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand."

Matthew 4:23 "And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom..."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Have an abundant heart

Matthew 12:34 "For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh."

Jesus is The Great Physician

Matthew 4:23 "And Jesus went about all Galilee... healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Care-giving for the sicknesses of men-- physically and spiritually-- meeting their needs in this physical life to secure their position in the spiritual one just ahead

Mark 2:17 "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."

Jesus is The Authority of Doctrine

Matthew 7:28-29 "And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at His doctrine. For He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Speak boldly the doctrine of Christ, knowing-- full-heartedly-- of Whom you speak

Deuteronomy 18:19 "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto My Words which he [you-- His servant and friend] shall speak in My Name, I will require it of him [the rejecter]."

Matthew 28:18 "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in Heaven and in earth."

Matthew 15:8-9 "In vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."

Jesus is Good Cheer

Matthew 9:2 "And, behold, they brought to Him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee."

Matthew 14:27 "But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Give Good Cheer-- that is, the cheer that comes from the Only One Who Is Good

Matthew 19:17 "There is none good but One, that is, God."

Jesus is Omniscient

Matthew 9:4 "And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?"

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Only the Almighty God can be omniscient; however, we can discern the hearts of men by having the mind of Christ

1 Corinthians 2:12,14,16 "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are Spiritually discerned... But we have the mind of Christ."

Jesus is Compassion

Matthew 15:32 "Then Jesus called His disciples unto Him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with Me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Strive for His love and examine His motives, concerning His Church and concerning the world in general (a difference between family and strangers- justly administered, Godly in compassion). For instance, the people above had continued for "three days", as compared to--

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."

Jesus is Unselfishly Dedicated

Matthew 16:24 "Then said Jesus unto His disciples, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Dedication of self to
His purposes-- even unto the martyrs cross, Spiritually and physically

esus is Coming
Matthew 26:64 "Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Get ready to come with Him at His Second Coming

Revelation 19:8,14 "And to her [the Bride] was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And the armies which were in Heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean."

Matthew 16:27 "For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works."

Revelation 1:7 "Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen."


Matthew 27:22,37 "Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let Him be crucified. And set up over His head His accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Learn of Him now so that you'll be prepared to Rule and Reign with Him later when He comes as KING of Kings

Revelation 20:6 "Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years."

Jesus is God

Matthew 28:9 "And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held Him by the feet, and worshipped Him."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Remember that He is truly God Who died on a cross for you-- humbly worship with gratitude

Jesus is Our Friend

John 15:15 "Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of My Father I have made known unto you."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Remember that He is truly God Who desires you as His friend-- humbly worship with gratitude and claim His friendship as promise to reveal His secrets

Jesus is the Faithful Witness

Revelation 1:5 "And from Jesus Christ, who is the Faithful Witness, and the First Begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Be a faithful student of the Witness of His WORD and you will be a faithful witness

Jesus is Our Sanctifier

1 Corinthians 1:2 "Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Call upon His Name and believe Him to sanctify you

Philippians 2:13 "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure."

Jesus is Our Intercessor

Romans 8:34 "It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, Who is even at the right hand of God, Who also maketh intercession for us."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Be an intercessor and take Heaven by force

Matthew 11:12 "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force."

Isaiah 59:16 "And He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor."

Philippians 2:4 "Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others."

Ezekiel 22:30 "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before Me."

Isaiah 45:11 "Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel... Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons, and concerning the work of My hands command ye Me."

Jesus is More Than Conqueror

Romans 8:35-37 "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For Thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Be faithful and endure, just as that Victorious One Who Accomplishes All Things Well shall endure forever in love with us.

Jesus is Love

1 John 4:8 "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."

John 14:23 "Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love Me, he will keep My Words: and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Show Him you love Him-- He showed you

Jesus is The Love of God

Romans 8:38,39 "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our LORD."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
As ambassadors for Christ, Who is The Love of God, demonstrate the Divine Love that endures hardships-- even death, and will not sin

Jesus is The Mercy Giver

Jude 1:21 "Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our LORD Jesus Christ unto eternal life."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Be merciful-- because He is

Matthew 5:7 "Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy."

Jesus is Holy

1 Peter 1:15-16 "But as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Be holy-- because He is

Jesus is Perfect As His Father Is Perfect

Matthew 5:48 "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Be perfect-- because He is

Jesus is The Establisher

2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 "Now our LORD Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Obey in love as He establishes your obedience in love

Jesus is The Great Shepherd

Hebrews 13:20,21 "Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our LORD Jesus, that Great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting Covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to Whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Follow the Great Shepherd and be perfect

Jesus is Our Hope

1 Timothy 1:1 " Jesus Christ, which is our hope"

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Be hopeful in all things through Our Hope

Jesus is With Us

2 Corinthians 13:14 "The grace of the LORD Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Walk with Him

Jesus is The Glorified Name

2 Thessalonians 1:12 "That the name of our LORD Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in Him, according to the grace of our God and the LORD Jesus Christ."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Trust Him to glorify us in His Name

Jesus is The Word of Truth

Matthew 24:4 "And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you."

John 17:17 "Sanctify them through Thy Truth: Thy Word is Truth."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Prove all things by His Word and Spirit

1 Thessalonians 5:21 "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."

1 John 2:27 "But the Anointing [the Holy Spirit] which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same Anointing teacheth you of all things, and is Truth, and is no lie, and even as It hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him."

Jesus is The Christ, the Son of the Living God

Matthew 16:13.16,17 "He asked His disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father which is in Heaven."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Become sons of God and believe in the power of His Name

John 1:12 "But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name."

Jesus is His Son,Whom We Believe

1 John 3:23 "And this is His commandment, That we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
Believe His Name-- and obey in love

Jesus is The Son of God

Matthew 27:54 "Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
If we are sons of God, our works should glorify our Father

Jesus is The Son of the Father

2 John 1:3 "Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the LORD Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
As children who reflect the image of our Parent, our works should reflect grace, mercy, peace, truth, and love

Jesus is Christ

Acts 17:3 "This Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ."

Acts 11:26 "And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch."

Christ-like characteristic to follow:
If you want to be in His family, and called by His own Name, then you MUST reflect His image-- i.e., be like Him in motivation and action. You WILL lovingly obey your Father. His traits WILL be seen in you.

Jeremiah 15:16 "Thy Words were found, and I did eat Them; and Thy Word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by Thy Name, O LORD God of hosts."

Jeremiah 14:9 "Thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us, and we are called by Thy Name; leave us not."

2 Timothy 2:19 "The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The LORD knoweth them that are His. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity."

"Grace be with all them that love
our LORD Jesus Christ
in sincerity.

--Ephesians 6:24

In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Katie Stewart

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