Nov 14, 202315 min
My favorite season of the year is the Fall and Christmas season. It is a time every year that makes me slow down a tiny bit and contemplate my life and my walk with Jesus, the King of Kings.
Have you ever thought about the names and titles of Jesus?
This year I am going to study the Christmas names for Jesus out of all the names of Jesus. There are so many names of Jesus throughout the Bible that speak of His character and I'm hungry to know Him more!
Would you like to join me this December to learn all about the Advent names of Jesus?
I have written previously on 30 Names of God. That post has been read thousands of times!
I think we are all curious about who God is and His character and unwrapping the names of Jesus during the Advent season will bring more joy and clarity to our hearts as we approach the celebration of Jesus this Christmas.
I have prepared for you a names of Jesus printable. It contains 25 of the many names of Jesus. You can join me in the month of December reading them each day as a count down to Christmas Day and learning about a different name of Jesus. Both the Old and the New Testaments reveal the names of Jesus and His character.
Join me in celebrating Advent this year with this Names of Christ Advent calendar. I have selected 25 advent names of Jesus for us to unwrap each day. I have designed this printable names of Jesus Advent calendar to start on the 1st of December and end on Christmas Day, the 25th of December. Each day you will look at a card (from our printable names of Jesus) with a title of Jesus listed and a scripture verse that gives the meaning of His name. Some of the cards will have additional bible verses that you can look up to gain more clarity on each name and its meaning.
Make sure that you download and print out all the names of Jesus that are on our names of Jesus printable. You will receive a page with a list of the 25 names of Jesus and also a few pages that have each name of Jesus on a card with scripture on them on one side and a number on the other side. This makes them a fun countdown Advent calendar! Just cut on the dotted lines and then use them as names of Jesus ornaments for your Christmas home decor.
They are currently only $3!
I'm not sure which way I will use these Advent cards as Christmas ornaments in my home this year. I like the idea of using a card stand to hold the cards with the numbers facing me and then each day turning them over to learn about the name of Jesus and each meaning. I also love the idea of using tiny clothespins on some string to hang like a clothesline on a wall. Then each day I can turn over the numbered card and enjoy the title of Jesus that day!
This Names of Jesus printable would be fun to do with your children too. Make it part of your daily routine and it will help keep a Christ-centered Christmas in your home.
Here is a list of the names of Jesus and their meanings. The scriptures listed are from the NIV translation of the Bible but if you click on each highlighted scripture reference, you will come to a page that will show you how it reads in another translation of the Bible. This is a great way to study scripture. It will give you more clarity on the meaning of each name of Jesus that we study.
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14.
Immanuel means God with us. The name Immanuel appears twice in the Hebrew scriptures and once in the New Testament in Matthew 1:22-23. Immanuel means, "God with us." It is one of the most comforting and encouraging names or titles of God. You can read this short bible study on this wonderful name of Jesus HERE.
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21.
The name Jesus translated into Hebrew is Yeshua which means Savior, or God saves, the Lord saves. Read also the infamous bible verse John 3:16.
“Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” Acts 2:36.
Jesus was called the Messiah in the Gospels, which means Christ. Here is one example in Mark 8:29.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Why was Jesus called the word of God?
In the Gospel of John, we read John 1:1. John also wrote, "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14.
Then in Revelation John says this, "He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God." Revelation 19:13.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29.
In the Old Testament portion of the Bible “lamb” refers to a sacrifice as an atonement for sin. The Israelites also used to mark their doorposts and lintels with lambs' blood this practice started when the Israelites were held captive in Egypt and a time came when God told Pharoah to let His people go but he wouldn't. As a result, the firstborn of the Egyptians died but the Jewish people marked their doorposts with Lamb's blood so that the angel of death would pass over their homes. To this day, Jews all over the world celebrate Passover. All the sacrificial lambs that were offered in the Old Testament point to Jesus, our sacrificial Lamb in the New Testament.
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35.
Bread of life is a title that Jesus used to describe Himself. In John chapter 6 we read of the miracle that Jesus did in multiplying 5 loaves of barley bread and two fish to feed 5000 people. This miracle satisfied the physical hunger of the people but Jesus is the bread of life that satisfies our spiritual hunger. When we choose to believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior, then He gives us His bread that will never spoil and we gain an abundant life that never ends.
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." John 10:11.
The title for Jesus of Good Shepherd is only found in the New Testament of the Bible but when Jesus was talking with the Pharisees (religious rulers) who claimed to know the scriptures, He was pointing back to the scriptures in Isaiah that promised a coming Messiah.
This is what Isaiah 40:11 says, "He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young."
"For to us a child is born, to us, a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6.
Isaiah wrote this wonderful prediction of the coming of a wonderful counselor about 800 years ago. During this time the Assyrians were taking the Israelites captive and Isaiah was giving them the hope that they desperately needed. An exciting thing to take note of is that when Isaiah used the word 'wonderful' in this title, it actually means 'incomprehensible'. In ancient Israel, a counselor was portrayed as a wise king, such as Solomon, giving guidance to his people. Jesus is our wise counselor. You can trust Him to listen to you and guide you. As you savor the name, 'Wonderful Counselor' of Jesus remember that He is your amazing, incomprehensible wonderful counselor!
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27.
We just read that Isaiah had prophesied the coming Messiah in Isaiah 9:6. Isaiah described the Messiah as a wonderful counselor and a 'Prince of Peace'. Jesus is the promised Messiah and He is our Prince Of Peace. Jesus Christ is the reason that we have access to God. Through our faith in Jesus and His finished work on the cross, we can peacefully live with God and enjoy His presence forevermore.
For, At just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords. 1 Timothy 6:15.
In the Old Testament, the phrase 'Lord Of Lords' was twice used to refer to God, in Deuteronomy 10:17 and in Psalm 136:3. In the New Testament, all three times "Lord of lords" is mentioned are alongside the phrase "King of kings" in 1 Timothy 6:15, Revelation 17:14, and Revelation 19:16.
"They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.” Revelation 17:14.
“Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:2.
In the Old Testament of the Bible, we are told that the Israelites begged God for a king to lead them, but God warned them they would not like any king who would rule over them. They ended up getting what they asked for, and while some kings stayed close to the Lord, many ruled with an iron fist and oppressed the Israelites.
We now have the perfect King of Kings and His name is Jesus. At the end of time, He alone will reign supreme as King and Lord of all the earth. There is no power, no king, and no lord who can oppose Him and win. Also, read Revelation 19:16.
"On his robe and on his thigh, he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS."
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” Revelation 22:16.
Bright Morning Star is the last title that Jesus gives Himself. Jesus says He is both the root (ie source) and the descendant of David. He came both before and after King David!
The bright morning star (Venus) rises while it is still dark, before the sun dawns, to give the hope of a coming new day. Jesus is our hope. He is our bright morning star. The new day is the return of Jesus Christ to set up His Kingdom on this planet. We know this new day will see everything put right and back how it was designed to be from the beginning of time and we are told that day is coming soon. Maybe even during our lifetime!
Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” Revelation 5:5.
Judah was one of the twelve sons of Jacob. Judah formed one of the twelve tribes of Israel. A reference to the tribe of Judah is a reference to the human or natural lineage of Jesus Christ. Jesus was a descendant of Judah which also included David and King Solomon. You can trace His lineage all the way to Joseph. A reference to the Lion of the tribe of Judah points to the conquering, victorious king that would descend from Judah’s lineage. We know that this lion was pointing to only one person, Jesus himself, God in human form, who is the lion of the tribe of Judah. This truth is important because it fulfills the promise and prophecy of God’s word. You can read more about the Lion of Judah Here.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; John 11:25.
Jesus our Savior came to earth to testify to God's Truth. He became a human and He chose to feel what we feel. We are born sinners and we needed a savior to be our sacrificial lamb to bridge the gap between our sin and the holiness of God. God is holy and at the same time, He is a loving Father. He yearns for us to desire to spend time in His presence. We need Jesus as our sacrificial lamb. His life on earth, death on the cross, and resurrection was and is the way God chooses to shower His mercy on us.
He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” John 3:2.
During the time that Jesus was here on earth, He was widely seen as a teacher and even given the respected title of "rabbi,". Nicodemus was one of Jerusalem's elite. He was a member of the ruling Jerusalem Sanhedrin and considered a "teacher of Israel" in his own right. Nicodemus respected Jesus as 'Rabbi'. During Jesus' time, it was used as an honorary title for outstanding teachers of the Law.
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. Hebrews 4:14.
Jesus is the Great High Priest, and he is the High Priest who offers the very perfect sacrifice. Jesus gave His own flesh and blood as a sacrifice, as the perfect atonement for our sins. Jesus is greater than any other priest. Jesus, though God from eternity, became a man in order to suffer death and serve as our High Priest. This meant that He was subject to all the weaknesses and temptations that we are so that He could personally relate to us in our struggles. Because Jesus is our High Priest, it means that we can come boldly to the throne of grace at any time and all the time to obtain mercy and grace in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16 ( read a wonderful devotional Bible study here)
Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “ ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? Matthew 21:42.
In biblical times, a cornerstone was used as the foundation and standard upon which a building was constructed. Once in place, the rest of the building would conform to the angles and size of the cornerstone. In addition, if removed, the entire structure could collapse.
In the Old Testament of the Bible, prophecies spoke of the Messiah as the cornerstone. You can read that in Isaiah 28:16 and Psalm 118:22. Jesus is our Messiah and our Cornerstone. He gives us stability. As we follow Jesus, the layout of our lives will be straightened just like the cornerstone does in straightening the path of construction masonry.
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” Luke 1:32-33.
What does it mean that Jesus is the Son of David?
Jesus is called the 'Son of David' because Jesus is the long-awaited promised Messiah who was expected to be a descendant of King David. When people referred to Jesus as the Son of David, they meant that He was the long-awaited Deliverer, the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies.
God had promised King David, the first rightful King of Israel that his throne would be established forever. 2 Samuel 7:12-13. So the Israelite people were longing and expecting to see this fulfillment of One who would rule forever.
"I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener." John 15:1.
This title of Jesus was given to the disciples after they had shared the Passover meal in the upper room with Jesus. Judas had already left to betray Jesus and Jesus was using this time to prepare the disciples for the events that were about to unfold. Jesus tells His disciples that He is going to prepare a place for them and that they will receive the Holy Spirit as their advocate. Then Jesus uses the metaphor of the vine to show that He is 'The Way, The Truth, and The Life.
Jesus comforts His disciples promising them that as long as they remain in Him, they will be nourished and sustained and they will be fruitful. This awesome promise is ours as well! You might enjoy reading this short Bible study all about abiding in God's vine HERE.
"But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood but by my Father in heaven. Matthew 16:15-17.
Jesus is God’s Son in the sense that He is God made manifest in human form. Jesus is God’s Son in that He was conceived in Mary by the Holy Spirit. Luke 1:35.
"The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God."
Another bible verse that confirms that Jesus is the Son of God is John 3:16.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
Like the Father, Jesus is God. He always was, always is, and always will be. But unlike the Father, Jesus is also a human being. Here is a great article about why Jesus is called the Son Of God.
"Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28.
Jesus who is the Son of God and equal to Him, became the Servant of Him. He did this for us. We needed a savior to bridge the gap between our Holy God and our sin, and so Jesus served us well in going to the cross. His finished work on the cross means that we have eternal access to God. Jesus became the author of eternal salvation and allowed us to be called children of God.
Isaiah the prophet prophesied this about Jesus “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations." Isaiah 42:1.
"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45.
He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
Jesus Christ redeems believers from all forms of sinful bondage and oppression through his death and resurrection. The price of that redemption, his own death, represents a ransom paid to secure the freedom of those held in bondage to sin. You will find helpful links in this article to explore the name of Jesus as Redeemer Here.
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless." Ephesians 5:25.
As Christians, we are called the bride of Christ. We are betrothed to Jesus and that makes Him our bridegroom. We need to prepare ourselves for our bridegroom by prayerfully reading our Bibles and practicing the presence of God. You can read all about practicing the presence of God HERE.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8.
Jesus calls Himself the Alpha and Omega three times in the Book of Revelation in the Bible.
What does it mean that Jesus is the Alpha and Omega?
In the Greek language, the original language of the New Testament, alpha was the first letter of the alphabet and omega was the last letter. This means that when Jesus made the bold statement that He is the Alpha and Omega, He was saying that He is "A to Z."
Jesus states in Revelation 22:13 that He is the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."
Jesus has always existed and will always exist. Jesus is the eternal One and the Almighty who will one day return to fulfill the remaining prophecies of Scripture. You can read a short bible study on Alpha And Omega: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE.
You will find the names of Jesus printable in the Scriptural Grace book shop. I know that not everyone will want to print out these cards and I am in the process of adding each card to our Zazzle shop (because I want my own set of the Names of Jesus Advent calendar cards professionally printed!) You will find the printed version here.
You may also enjoy reading our devotional Christmas Bible study, Joy: An Advent Devotional With 25 Devotions, and Prayer And Gratitude Journal. This is a wonderful printable devotional book that is perfect for Advent. It brings you on a journey through the Old Testament of the Bible as we look at the promises given of a promised Messiah.
Then we move on to the New Testament to learn what the Bible says about Jesus and His miraculous conception and how God used a new census that was called by the emperor, Caesar Augustus, in which everyone must go to their city of origin to be counted and to pay a tax.
I hope you enjoy our Advent calendar and the names of Jesus. It is a wonderful countdown to Christmas Day. You may use this craft at home or in church.