Portraits of Christ

Immanuel

Paragraph 1 Jesus would be called Immanuel (Isa 7:14 NIV)  Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (Isa 8:8 NIV)  and sweep on into Judah, swirling over it, passing through it and reaching up to …

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Friend

A Friend to sinners (Mat 11:19 NIV)  The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and “sinners.” ‘ Great men usually choose their friends carefully. They will not associate with anybody. But the Son of God did not restrict Himself …

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Alpha and Omega

(Rev 22:13 NIV)  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. This magnificent title of our Lord comes to us in His final words to man as recorded in the last chapter of the Bible. Alpha and Omega are words for the first and last letters …

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Judge

Jesus will judge our deeds (Acts 10:42 NIV)  He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead. (John 5:22 NIV)  Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, (2 Cor 5:10 …

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Prince of peace

(Isa 9:6 NIV)  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. Jesus is the way to peace with God (Rom 5:1 NIV)  Therefore, since we have been justified …

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Man of sorrows

(Isa 53:3 NIV)  He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Luke 9:22 NIV)  And he said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief …

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Servant

Servant who serves with God’s strength (Acts 4:27 NIV)  Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. (Mat 12:18 NIV)  “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I …

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Bridegroom

In the New Testament, Jesus referred to Himself as the Bridegroom in response to the questions posed by the disciples of John the Baptist. (Mat 9:15 NIV)  Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then …

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