Letter To Our Children

by Pastor Joe | June 1, 2022 | Letters To Our Children


June 1, 2022


The most common name used in the world.

His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.

Revelation 19:12,13

All hail the power of Jesus' name!
Let angels prostrate fall.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all!

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name- Verse One

My name is

Hello Friends.


The eleven most common names currently in our world are as follows: Maria, Nushi, Mohammed, Jose, Muhammed, Mohamad, Wei, Mohammad, Ahmed, Yan, and Ali.


In the Bible, the second person of the Trinity has many names. Sometimes He is simply called Jesus, other times Christ or Jesus Christ, or the Lord Jesus Christ. On top of that, He is also known as the Lord, the Son of God, the Son of Man, Logos (Word), and Shepherd. Jesus is given many names, we will look at a few in this letter.


We can learn about Jesus more deeply as we study His different names. His name was His character. To know His name is to know Him. His name speaks of His work. You are to give Him the name Jesus because He will save His people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)


As a child, my parents would use the name Joe, Joseph, Joey, Joseph Michael (My middle name), or Joseph Michael Franzone. Each name used meant something. For example, Joe meant things were normal, routine. Joey meant, oh my little baby boy, said in a very cutesy way. Joseph Michael meant I was kind of in trouble. Joseph Michael Franzone meant I was really in trouble! My name changed because I changed. But Jesus never changed. His names just give us a deeper understanding of who He really is.


Not everyone lives up to the meaning of their name. However, Jesus did. More than that, He surpassed His name because He is greater than His name. His name does describe Him, but it cannot completely define Him.



When we say Jesus is Lord, we are saying some big things. We are saying He is the only one who can save us from eternal punishment and bring us safely to God. (Romans 10:9)


We are saying no one has authority over Him.  When you see Lord-written LORD in your bibles, it translates in Hebrew as Yahweh, the name used for God Almighty in the Old Testament. But not only status and authority but all glory. When you see the name Lord think of absolutely first and best in everything.



Did you notice how many different spellings of Mohammed were used in our top names list?  The letter U was used instead of O. Two M’s, one M, E, or an A. Mohammad, for religious reasons, is a popular name. The name Jesus wasn’t a popular name at His birth, but some Jewish parents did named their sons Jesus. Their hope was a cry for God to save His people. Jesus did this by His suffering and death on the cross.



Christ is not Jesus’s last name, as you and I have. Christ means anointed one; it has roots in the Hebrew word Messiah. The name Christ is used about 350 times in the New Testament. God’s people had some understanding that when Christ would come, everything would be different and better. It was, but not exactly as they thought. Christ is our Prophet, Priest, and King. He is our Prophet who teaches us God’s will. Our Priest-who sacrificed His body for our sin. Our King who graciously rules over our life.


We are just beginning to see why Isaiah, a preacher who lived about 700 years before Jesus was born, said, His name shall be called Wonderful (Isaiah 9:6). And He is.


More names of Jesus to learn. We will, Lord willing, next week.



God bless you with all you need and more besides this week as you finish this school year! Well done!

Pastor Joe