What is Your Favorite Title of Jesus?

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Ed Walsh

Puritan Board Senior
Greetings, Pilgrims,

This morning I was meditating on the titles of Jesus when I got this idea.

Do you have a favorite title used for Jesus? I definitely have one which I will tell you later. Some scholars think that there are as many as 700 in the whole Bible. Another source says the there are about 200. Either way, it is a lot.

If you have a favorite title(s) for Jesus, please let us know what it is and why it is special to you.

Below is a list of many of Jesus' titles (mostly) in the New Testament. Don't forget the Old.

  1. Advocate – 1 John 2:1
  2. Alpha and Omega – Revelation 1:8; 22:13
  3. Amen – Revelation 3:14
  4. Apostle and High Priest of our Confession – Hebrews 3:1
  5. Author and Perfecter of our Faith – Hebrews 12:2
  6. Beloved Son – Colossians 1:13
  7. Bread of Life – John 6:35; 6:48
  8. Bridegroom – John 3:29; Matthew 9:15
  9. Brother – Matthew 12:50
  10. Captain of our Salvation – Hebrews 2:10
  11. Carpenter – Mark 6:3
  12. Carpenter’s Son – Matthew 13:55
  13. Chief Cornerstone – Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:6
  14. Chief Shepherd – 1 Peter 5:4
  15. Chosen One – Luke 23:35
  16. Christ – Matthew 16:20
  17. Christ Jesus – 1 Timothy 1:15; Colossians 1:1
  18. Christ of God – Luke 9:20
  19. Christ the Lord – Luke 2:11
  20. Christ who is above all – Romans 9:5
  21. Consolation of Israel – Luke 2:25
  22. Dayspring – Luke 1:78
  23. Deliverer – Romans 11:26
  24. Deliverer from the wrath to come – 1 Thessalonians 1:10
  25. Eldest of many brothers – Romans 8:29
  26. Emmanuel – Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:23
  27. Faithful and True Witness – Revelation 1:5; 3:14
  28. Father Forever – Isaiah 9:6
  29. First and Last – Revelation 1:17; 2:8
  30. First born from the dead – Revelation 1:5
  31. First Fruits – 1 Corinthians 15:20
  32. Firstborn among many brothers – Romans 8:29
  33. Firstborn over all creation – Colossians 1:15
  34. Friend of tax collectors and sinners – Matthew 11:19
  35. Gate of the sheepfold – John 10:7
  36. Glory – Luke 2:32
  37. Good Shepherd – John 10:11; 14
  38. Grain of Wheat – John 12:24
  39. Great Shepherd of the sheep – Hebrews 13:20
  40. He Who Holds of the Keys of David – Revelation 3:7
  41. He who is coming amid the clouds – Revelation 1:7
  42. Head – Ephesians 4:15
  43. Head of the Church – Ephesians 1:22; 4:15; 5:23
  44. Hidden Manna – Revelation 2:17
  45. High Priest – Hebrews 3:1; 4:14; 7:26
  46. Holy One – Acts 3:14; Psalm 16:10
  47. Holy One of God – Mark 1:24
  48. Holy Servant – Acts 4:27
  49. Hope – 1 Timothy 1:1
  50. Horn of Salvation – Luke 1:69
  51. I Am – John 8:58
  52. I Am – John 8:58, with Exodus 3:14
  53. Image of God – 2 Corithinians 4:4; Colossians 1:15
  54. Indescribable Gift – 2 Corinthians 9:15
  55. Intercessor – Hebrews 7:25
  56. Jesus – Matthew 1:21
  57. Jesus is Lord – 1 Corinthians 12:3
  58. Jesus the Nazarene – John 18:5
  59. Judge – Acts 10:42; 2 Timothy 4:8
  60. Judge of the World – 2 Timothy 4:1; Acts 10:42
  61. Just Judge – 2 Timothy 4:8
  62. Just One – Acts 7:52
  63. King – Matthew 21:5
  64. King of Israel – John 1:49
  65. King of Kings – Revelation 17:14; 19:16; 1 Timothy 6:15
  66. King of Nations – Revelation 15:3
  67. King of the Jews – Matthew 2:2
  68. Lamb of God – John 1:29
  69. Last Adam – 1 Corinthians 15:45
  70. Leader and Perfecter of Faith – Hebrews 12:2
  71. Life – John 14:6; Colossians 3:4
  72. Light – John 1:9; John 12:35
  73. Light of the world – John 8:12
  74. Lion of the tribe of Judah – Revelation 5:5
  75. Living Bread – John 6:51
  76. Living Stone – 1 Peter 2:4
  77. Lord – Luke 1:25
  78. Lord both of the dead and the living – Romans 14:9
  79. Lord God Almighty – Revelation 15:3
  80. Lord Jesus – Acts 7:59
  81. Lord Jesus Christ – Acts 15:11
  82. Lord of All – Acts 10:36
  83. Lord of Glory – 1 Corinthians 2:8
  84. Lord of lords – 1 Timothy 6:15
  85. Lord of Peace – 2 Thessalonians 3:16
  86. Master – Luke 5:5
  87. Mediator – 1 Timothy 2:5
  88. Messiah – John 4:25-26
  89. Mighty God – Isaiah 9:6
  90. Morning Star – 2 Peter 1:19; Revelation 2:28; Revelation 22:16
  91. My Lord my God – John 20:28
  92. Nazarene – Matthew 2:23
  93. One Lord – Ephesians 4:5
  94. Only Son of the Father – John 1:14
  95. Passover – 1 Corinthians 5:7
  96. Power and wisdom of God – 1 Corinthians 1:24
  97. Power for salvation – Luke 1:69
  98. Priest forever – Hebrews 5:6
  99. Prince of Life – Acts 3:15
  100. Prince of Peace – Isaiah 9:6
  101. Rabboni – John 20:16
  102. Radiance of God’s Glory – Hebrews 1:3
  103. Ransom – 1 Timothy 2:6
  104. Redeemer - Mark 10:45, Titus 2:14
  105. Rescuer from this Present Evil Age – Galatians 1:4
  106. Resurrection and Life – John 11:25
  107. Rising Sun – Luke 1:78
  108. Rock – 1 Corinthians 10:4
  109. Root of David – Revelation 5:5
  110. Root of Jesse – Isaiah 11:10
  111. Ruler – Matthew 2:6
  112. Ruler and Savior – Acts 5:31
  113. Ruler of Creation - Revelation 3:14
  114. Ruler of the kings of the earth – Revelation 1:5
  115. Savior – 2 Peter 2:20; 3:18
  116. Savior – Matthew 1:21; Luke 2:11
  117. Savior of the World – John 4:42
  118. Second Adam – Romans 5:14
  119. Servant of the Jews – Romans 15:8
  120. Shepherd and Guardian of our souls – 1 Peter 2:25
  121. Slave – Philippians 2:7
  122. Son – Galatians 4:4
  123. Son of Abraham – Matthew 1:1
  124. Son of David – Matthew 1:1
  125. Son of God – Luke 1:35; John 1:49
  126. Son of Joseph – John 1:45
  127. Son of Man – John 5:27
  128. Son of Mary – Mark 6:3
  129. Son of the Blessed One – Mark 14:61
  130. Son of the Father – 2 John 1:3
  131. Son of the Living God – Matthew 16:16
  132. Son of the Most High – Luke 1:32
  133. Son of the Most High God – Mark 5:7
  134. Source of God’s creation – Revelation 3:14
  135. Spiritual Rock – 1 Corinthians 10:4
  136. Stone rejected by the builders – Matthew 21:42; 1 Peter 2:8
  137. Stumbling Stone – 1 Peter 2:8
  138. Teacher – Matthew 8:19; Matthew 23:10
  139. Testator of the New Covenant – Hebrews 9:16
  140. The Almighty – Revelation 1:8
  141. The Man – John 19:5
  142. The One who is, is was, and who is to come – Revelation 3:7
  143. The Way the Truth and the Life – John 14:6
  144. True God – 1 John 5:20
  145. True Vine – John 15:1
  146. Way, Truth, Life – John 14:6
  147. Wisdom of God – 1 Corinthians 1:24
  148. Wonderful Counselor – Isaiah 9:6
  149. Word – John 1:1; 14
  150. Word of God – Revelation 19:12-13
  151. Word of Life – 1 John 1:1
 

timfost

Puritan Board Senior
I thought of that and others from the OT, but I just ran out of time. Do you have one or several titles that are special to you?

I don't think I could pick a favorite, but here are some that are especially striking to me:

Shiloh (Gen. 49:10)

Worm (Psalm 22:5, part of the description of His humiliation)

Mighty God (Is. 9:6)

Everlasting Father (Is. 9:6)

These are all striking for different reasons. Shiloh mostly because of how early we see it and its relation to the tribe of Judah. Worm because the King of Kings was despised and rejected by the people who regarded Him as such. Mighty God, because this is one of the most clear descriptions of His divinity. And Everlasting Father as the Father of creation (see John 1 and Col. 1).
 

Regi Addictissimus

Completely sold out to the King
If I had to choose one, it would be the High Priest of our Confession. I find the doctrine of the Priesthood of Christ to be a sweet balm to my soul. It comforts me as nothing has ever before. How can sinful man be justified before a most intrinsically thrice holy God? By the once for all sacrifice of our Great High Priest. This is also why Hebrews is my favorite portion of Scripture. It elegantly expounds upon this doctrine.
 
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Ed Walsh

Puritan Board Senior
I have always cherished most the thought of Jesus as my Redeemer.

My favorite is Savior of the World.
Here's my collection of related verses:

John 1:9 (KJV 1900)
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

John 1:29 (KJV 1900)
29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

John 3:16,17 (KJV & ESV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.


1 John 4:14 (ESV)
14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.

John 4:42 (ESV)
42 They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”
Note: Said by the Samaritans to the woman at the well.

John 6:33 (KJV 1900)
33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

John 8:12 (KJV 1900)
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 9:5 (KJV 1900)
5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

John 12:47 (KJV 1900)
47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.


1 Timothy 4:10 (ESV)
10 For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.

1 John 2:2 (ESV)
2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

2 Corinthians 5:19 (KJV 1900)
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
 

C. M. Sheffield

Puritan Board Graduate
I didn't see "Surety" on the list and it is one of my favorites.

By so much was Jesus made a Surety of a better testament.—Hebrews 7:22

If Thou hast my discharge procured,
And freely in my place endured
The whole of wrath divine,
Payment God will not twice demand,
First at my bleeding Surety's hand,
And then again at mine.—Augustus M. Toplady

To this dear Surety's hand
Will I commit my cause;
He answers and fulfills
His Father's broken laws.
Behold my soul at freedom set;
My Surety paid the dreadful debt.—Isaac Watts

Arise, my soul, arise,
Shake off thy guilty fears:
The bleeding Sacrifice
In my behalf appears:
Before the Throne my Surety stands,
My name is written on his hands.—Charles Wesley
 
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py3ak

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Staff member
I like "Forerunner" from Hebrews 6:20, with all it contains of the importance of Christ's ascension for us.
 

Frosty

Puritan Board Sophomore
High Priest has been my favorite since I fell in love with the Book of Hebrews about 12-13 years ago. Mediator, obviously directly related, I'll give second place.
 

W.C. Dean

Puritan Board Sophomore
I love Christ, the Christ, or Christ Jesus, but the others are of course perfect. Also, When I hear son of man I think of the prophecy in Daniel.

You forgot to mention "Captain of the host of the Lord" - Joshua 5:14
 

SolaScriptura

Puritanboard Brimstone
So many! Hard to pick a single favorite... but I think “elder brother” is mine because it reminds me that not only is he my savior and my king... but he’s my kin. He’s not ashamed to be called my brother. I love it!
 

Wretched Man

Puritan Board Freshman
I love Christ, the Christ, or Christ Jesus
Ancillary thought, I generally prefer to use the title Christ or Lord over Jesus (especially when speaking with those outside the church). Not because I have an issue with the name, Jesus, but because the way it has been used, particularly in contemporary music - which improperly connotes a non-lordship relationship with many people (i.e. "Jesus is my buddy"). So I often emphasize Jesus as our Lord or the Christ.

I might be unnecessarily worrying about this though...
 

Jeri Tanner

Administrator
Staff member
Ancillary thought, I generally prefer to use the title Christ or Lord over Jesus (especially when speaking with those outside the church). Not because I have an issue with the name, Jesus, but because the way it has been used, particularly in contemporary music - which improperly connotes a non-lordship relationship with many people (i.e. "Jesus is my buddy"). So I often emphasize Jesus as our Lord or the Christ.

I might be unnecessarily worrying about this though...
I’m with you on that.
 

RPEphesian

Puritan Board Junior
I am in love with His name on its own.

Iesous / Yshua - As the angel said, He shall save His people from their sins.

That name alone is superlatively rich.
 

RPEphesian

Puritan Board Junior
Larger Catechism:

Q. 41. Why was our Mediator called Jesus?
A. Our Mediator was called Jesus, because he saveth his people from their sins.

Q. 42. Why was our Mediator called Christ?
A. Our Mediator was called Christ, because he was anointed with the Holy Ghost above measure; and so set apart, and fully furnished with all authority and ability, to execute the offices of prophet, priest, and king of his Church, in the estate both of his humiliation and exaltation.
 

Daughter of Catherine R

Puritan Board Freshman
Ed, I was going to post something similar. Savior of the World is mine as well, and your quotes eloquently address why (the Timothy one speaks to me; our God is a living God).
Redeemer comes a close second, as you can tell by my signature.

My favorite is Savior of the World.
Here's my collection of related verses:

John 1:9 (KJV 1900)
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

John 1:29 (KJV 1900)
29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

John 3:16,17 (KJV & ESV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.


1 John 4:14 (ESV)
14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.

John 4:42 (ESV)
42 They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”
Note: Said by the Samaritans to the woman at the well.

John 6:33 (KJV 1900)
33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

John 8:12 (KJV 1900)
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 9:5 (KJV 1900)
5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

John 12:47 (KJV 1900)
47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

1 Timothy 4:10 (ESV)
10 For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.

1 John 2:2 (ESV)
2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

2 Corinthians 5:19 (KJV 1900)
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
 

Alan D. Strange

Puritan Board Senior
Like a resplendent diamond, there are so many facets about which we may speak when it comes to our precious Lord. I'll not repeat what many have said here, but I do deeply cherish what they have shared.

Favorites of mine that I've not seen mentioned are "Rose of Sharon," and "Lily of the Valley." We named our youngest daughter Susannah after the latter of these. They both evoke His incomparable beauty and loveliness.

Peace,
Alan
 

JimmyH

Puritan Board Senior
Like a resplendent diamond, there are so many facets about which we may speak when it comes to our precious Lord. I'll not repeat what many have said here, but I do deeply cherish what they have shared.

Favorites of mine that I've not seen mentioned are "Rose of Sharon," and "Lily of the Valley." We named our youngest daughter Susannah after the latter of these. They both evoke His incomparable beauty and loveliness.

Peace,
Alan
Dr. Strange, a fitting post to commemorate your becoming a 'Senior' on the PB, with post # 2,000. Congratulations !

I don't know why, but 'Son of Man' is a title for our Lord that moves me. 'The Word' also.
 

Holos

Puritan Board Freshman
All of them since that's what God has given us to call him, they are all equal to one another to me, and we all should use all of them at different times in our lives. I'm glad we have so many.
 

Smeagol

Puritan Board Senior
Was reading on a particular title today that blessed by soul this Lord’s Day.

Anointed One

A’ Brakel - A Christian’s Reasonable Service (RHB edition pg. 517-518)

Having discussed the Person of the Mediator, it now follows that our discussion focuses on His offices. The Savior Jesus generally is also called Christ. The Savior had been promised in the Old Testament under the name (Meschiach), “unto the Messiah the Prince” (Dan 9:25). The Greek have translated this as (Christos). “We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ” (John 1:41). The meaning in our language is “Anointed One,” which is derived from the Old Testament practice of anointing. In those times and places, rather than using a fragrant powder for one‟s hair as we do, they used fragrant oils which, by way of the apothecary‟s art, were created as a very choice mixture whereby all its fragrance was derived from mixing a small quantity of ingredients together, creating a quintam essentium. This oil would be sprinkled in the hair in small quantities in order to make one‟s appearance presentable, and by the loveliness of the fragrance to make oneself desirable in the presence of others. The Lord had commanded to make a special oil from various fragrant spices according to the art of the apothecary (Exod 30:32). No one was permitted either to imitate this or to sprinkle with this ointment, the violation of this injunction resulting in being cut off from his people (Exod 30:32-33). With this oil Aaron and his sons were anointed to minister in the priest‟s office (vs. 30). Prophets, as well as kings (1 Sam 10:1; 1 Sam 16:13), were anointed with this oil (1 Kings 19:16).

The Anointed One: Foreordained and Qualified

This anointment was expressive of two matters. It first of all conveyed that such persons were foreordained and called to this office by God, for one would smell the fragrance of the Lord upon this person. Secondly, it conveyed that the Lord would qualify such persons for that office. Thereby they would be desirable to the people, as the fragrance of this oil was most desirable and the anointed one would exude a pleasant scent due to the fragrance of this oil. Therefore they were called the anointed ones, and the anointed of the Lord. Christ is thus called the Anointed One, being expressive of those two matters: foreordination and qualification.

***I had to omit the Hebrew & Greek characters because they did not transfer with the copy/paste.
 
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wcf_linux

Puritan Board Freshman
"Fairest of the Sons of Men" (Ps 45:2)

I owe thanks to the Letters of Samuel Rutherford for teaching me the greatness of that name.
 
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