Fix Your Eyes on Jesus’ Names

The Word of God indicates ways in which our Lord God and Saviour is to be known and responded to; as Jesus, Immanuel, Wonderful Counsellor, Son of God, Son of Man,Bread of Life, Light of the world, The Door, The Good Shepherd, The Resurrection and the Life, The Way and the Truth and the Life, The True Vine, The Great Physician, The Stone, The Great High Priest, The Surety, The Advocate, The Bright Morning Star, The Head, the Beginning, the First Born, and the Amen. Continue reading Fix Your Eyes on Jesus’ Names

The Wonders of God’s Name

Introduction

Names in the Bible are important; they were often used as an indication of a person’s identification or his unique character. So it is with the names of God. When our Lord Jesus prayed for His disciples, He prayed that they might know the name of God.  Jn 17:6 – “I have manifested your name” Jn 17:26 – “I have declared to them your name”.

God’s names are an important source of knowledge of who God is. It gives a clue to His rich character and communicates a message we need to know. For example, the name of Jesus means “Saviour” for “He will save His people from their sins”.

It’s very encouraging to our souls to study the names and titles of God and see how He has revealed Himself to us in Scripture. Each name means something; each reveals an important aspect of his nature, his character, his attributes and His relationship with us.

Knowing the names of God will help us trust him every day of our life. Faith will increase in our souls and these names become the basis of confidence, and encouragement of faith in our minds.

My prayer is that our eyes will open to God’s glorious names, and our faith strengthens as it is written in Psalm 9:10 “Those who know your name put their trust in you”.

To know his name is to know him. So, let us get to know God through his names.

 

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The Call of Grace

Introduction

Many want to be rich, but for most people this means money, property and other assets. However, none of these riches satisfies us in this life and all of it we leave behind when we die.

The Letter called “Ephesians”, or, more properly: “Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians” is all about becoming rich – but … it’s about spiritual riches. To be specific: the Riches of God’s Grace.

The book of Ephesians is about the riches, fullness, and inheritance that a believer has in Christ. Because of that, some have called Ephesians the treasure house of the Bible. God’s Grace is boundless and always available to his children. The book of Ephesians will teach you who you are, how rich you are, and how you should use those riches for Christ’s glory.

Dr Botros is a faithful and loving pastor who serves Christ in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, especially in the Mernda and Whittlesea areas. This book comes from a pastor’s heart and is designed to be a blessing to all who read and especially God’s people who gather within the ministry of Mernda / Whittlesea Presbyterian Parish.

John P Wilson  (Moderator of the Parish)

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What Will Happen When The Lord Returns

Introduction

The Bible centres on the coming of Christ (The Messiah) and can be summed up in three short sentences. He is coming. He is here. He is coming again.  He is coming. This was the theme of the Old Testament from Genesis to Malachi. He is here. This was the theme of Four Gospels of the New Testament. He is coming again. This is the object of hope presented in the New Testament from Acts to Revelation.

The second coming of Christ to this earth is the greatest event that can take place in it. The New Testament speaks with great emphasis about the certainty of the return of Christ. At least 318 verses refer to His second coming.  Although differing over details, the return of Christ is a doctrine that all true Christians hold in common.

In his second letter, Apostle Peter admonitions the Christians everywhere to look forward to the Second Coming of Christ and speed its coming. That Day will be greater than the first. Why?

Our Lord once came as a servant — to fulfill the promises of Redemption of mankind; He suffered and died for our sins. But He will come a second time, as the sovereign Lord with great glory and power to take his people to Himself to enjoy the glory of the eternal Home.

His humiliation, laid the foundation of his glorification;
his first coming, was introductory to his second.

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