WHY JESUS? What is in a Name?

It’s a question that demands answers. Why Jesus?

He wrote nothing.  He owned nothing.  His entire life was invested in His message, which He left in lives- not in books.  That message was simple, yet profound, powerful, and life transforming.  On one of His trips, He came into Galilee and announces:  “All the preliminaries have been takes care of, and the rule of God is now accessible to everyone.  Review your plans for living and base your life on this remarkable new opportunity.” That opportunity?  A life built on Him and His teaching.  Living at the ultimate level.  The question is:  When was the last time you felt your life was at its peak?

"Why Jesus? " The answer to that question could change everything about your life.

"For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace."  Isaiah 9:6 (AMPC)

Is your life filled with wise counsel, wonder, amazement, a conquering spirit, confidence in your future, and a prevailing sense of wholeness?

Is there a sense of awe, wonder, and power along with wise counsel and knowledge guiding, sustaining you?

His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Might God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Each of these express "Who" Jesus has come to Earth to become in your life. 

“Wonderful Counselor” – A miracle, a wonder, a marvel, things that are unusual, beyond human capability. It awakens astonishment within man. The word "wonder" is from the Hebrew word "secret."

“Counselor” means a supernatural counselor or one giving supernatural counsel. It conveys the meaning of an advocate, a guide, a plan.

"The life-giving Spirit of God will hover over him, the Spirit that brings wisdom and understanding, the Spirit that gives direction and builds strength, the Spirit that instills knowledge and Fear-of-God." Isaiah 11:2 (MSG)

As our “Wonderful Counselor” He makes the plans. As our “Mighty God” He makes the plans work. He, Jesus, wants to provide you with direction, meaning and purpose for your life. 

If you want to prosper, build your life upon the counsel of righteousness. Nothing brings His favor like a righteous life.

“Mighty God” means “strong one” or “the powerful, valiant, warrior.” “Mighty” actually means “God-hero.”

His power is unlimited.
He has the power of accomplishment.
He fights for those who live in total obedience to Him.

“Everlasting Father” meaning forever a Father. Jesus functions as a Father to His children – protects them, nurtures them, has compassion for them. He is loving, tender, an all-wise instructor, trainer, and provider.

“Prince of Peace” means He is the Prince of prosperity, the Giver of all blessings.

“Peace” means “safe, well, happy, welfare, health, completeness, harmony, fulfillment.”

Discussion Starters
1. Do you know God? (or do you know about Him?)
2. Do you know Jesus, His Son? (personally, intimately?)
3. Do you know the meaning of Jesus' name?

Prayer Focus
Pray that you will truly know and understand who Jesus is so that you can truly know who you are and that He will provide you with direction, meaning and purpose for your life.

Next Steps
Walk your neighborhood and give out the "Why Jesus" invite cards, share Jesus with everyone you come in contact with this week. 

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