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Jesus' Name

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: It’s not really common in our culture today to name baby boys “Jesus.” But in a sense, it is common. Jesus is the Greek form of the Hebrew name Joshua, still popular in our day. It was also popular when Mary named her first child. Parents remembered Joshua the Old Testament military hero. God used Joshua as a courageous deliverer against enemy nations.

The Old Testament Joshua was a foreshadowing of the ultimate Deliverer. The angel who told Mary to name her child after this hero explained that this baby would “save his people from their sins.”

So the name Jesus tells us who this baby was, why He came to earth, and what He came to do. He came to deliver us. Not in a military sense like Joshua, though. This baby came to provide ultimate deliverance from the power of sin and death.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

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About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman movement, calling them to heart revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for Christ and His Word is infectious, and permeates her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and two daily nationally syndicated radio programs—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him.

She has authored twenty-two books, including Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free, Seeking Him (coauthored), Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together, and You Can Trust God to Write Your Story (coauthored with her husband). Her books have sold more than five million copies and are reaching the hearts of women around the world. Nancy and her husband, Robert, live in Michigan.