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Why is God called ‘The Gate’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘The Gate’.   In John’s gospel, the Son of God calls himself the gate: ‘Therefore Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the […]

Why is God called ‘Abba’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘Abba’.   Abba means Father in Aramaic. But haven’t we already covered the name ‘Father’ in this series of articles. Yes. But the name ‘Abba’ increases our understanding of […]

Why is God called ‘The True Vine’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘The True Vine’. The Son of God says about himself: ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that […]

Why did Jesus come? To seek and save the lost

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Each Christmas, many people in our society consider once again what it means that the Son of God came as a baby and lived among us.   So why did God become flesh? There are many reasons. But one reason Jesus tells us is to seek and save the lost.   Luke’s gospel tells us […]

Why is God called ‘The Chosen One’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘The Chosen One’.   When the Son of God was hanging on the cross, the rulers mocked him, including calling him the ‘Chosen One’: ‘The people stood watching, and […]

Why is God called ‘The Apostle’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘The Apostle.’   The author of Hebrews refers to the Son of God as ‘the apostle’: ‘Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on […]

Why is God called the ‘One and Only’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘One and Only’.   The name ‘One and Only’ comes from one Greek word, monogenes which the old King James Version translated as ‘begotten’.   John’s gospel calls the […]

Why did Jesus come? To give his life as a ransom

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Each Christmas, many people in our society consider once again what it means that the Son of God came in human flesh and lived among us.   And rightly so. We can never consider this profound truth too much. The one who created this world came and lived as a human on it, even living […]

Why is God called ‘Immanuel’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘Immanuel’.   After Joseph discovered his fiancé Mary was pregnant, he wanted to divorce her. But the Bible tells us that ‘an angel of the Lord appeared to him […]

Why is God called ‘Our Righteousness’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘The LORD Our Righteousness’.   Jeremiah, the prophet, gave this prophecy from God to his people: ‘Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my […]