And She Prays...

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Week Two: Jesus the Savior

The Name this week:
Jesus - Yeshua - means "Yahweh is salvation"
Jesus Christ is God bending toward us, God becoming one of us, God reaching out in mercy, God humbling himself, God nailed to a cross, God rising up from the grave.
Jesus: Name above all names

Key Scriptures this week:

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
who daily bears our burdens.
- Psalm 68:19
Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife,
because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,
because he will safe his people from their sins.
- Matthew 1:20-21

Day One: God Reveals His Name

Scripture Reading: Matthew 1:18-25

Understanding the Name:

The name Jesus was common in first-century Palestine, but after Jesus Christ, it nearly disappeared as a given name. Jesus or Iesous in Greek, is equivalent to the Hebrew Yeshu, which is a contraction of the Hebrew name Yehoshua, which translates into English "Joshua." Jesus and Joshua both mean, "Yahweh is help" or "Yahewh is salvation."

Soter is the Greek word translated, "Savior." Hebrew equivalent is Moshia. The Greek "Jesus is Savior" would be Iesous Soter (yay-SOUS so-TAIR). See Acts 4:12.

Questions for reflection:
  1. What comes to mind when you hear the name "Jesus"?
  2. Though Jesus was a common name in first-century Palestine, God sent an angel to announce the name to Joseph. Comment on the significance of this.
  3. Why do you thing Jesus' name is linked to the name of Yahweh, the covenant name of God in the Hebrew scriptures?
  4. Describe what salvation means to you.

Labels: , ,

 Subscribe in a reader



Post a Comment

<< Home

919252: The Power of a Praying Parent Buy it at
The Power of a Praying Parent

By Stormie Omartian

Stormie Omartian revisits her bestselling book for parents---now with a new cover---by adding new material and the wisdom gleaned from even more years of being a mom. In 30 easy-to-read chapters, Stormie shares from personal experience as to how parents can pray for their children's safety, character, adolescence, peer pressure, school experiences, friends, and relationship with God. Now adults, Stormie's grown-up children also reflect on the way their praying parents raised them---and what a difference it made.

919244: The Power of a Praying Wife The Power of a Praying Wife
By Stormie Omartian

Bestselling author Stormie Omartian inspires women to develop a deeper relationship with their husbands by praying for them. The Power of a Praying Wife---now with a fresh new cover design--- is packed with practical advice on praying for specific areas of a husband's life including his decision-making, fears, spiritual strength, role as father and leader, and his faith and future. Every woman who desires a closer relationship with her husband will appreciate the life illustrations, select Scripture verses, and the assurances of God's promises and power for their marriage.

The Power of a Praying Woman The Power of a Praying Woman
By Stormie Omartian

It may seem easier to pray for your spouse, your children, your friends, and your extended family, but God wants to hear your requests for your life too. He loves it when you come to Him for the things you need and ask Him to help you become the woman you have always longed to be. The Power of a Praying Woman has led countless women into deeper, more fulfilling prayer lives. Now, with a new cover, Omartian, through her knowledge of Scripture and candid examples of her own epiphanies in prayer, shows you how to:
  • draw closer to God
  • know His plans and purpose for your life
  • receive comfort, help, and strength for every day
Trust Him moment by moment with the concerns of your heart and discover the awesome power that prayer will release in your life.