Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
as it appears —
I. ON THE PAGE OF HISTORY.
1. Its origin.
II. IN THE ESTIMATE OF MAN.
1. Despised and hated.
2. Admired and wondered at.
3. Beloved and reverenced.
III. IN THE PURPOSE OF GOD: triumphant, worshipped by all in heaven, on earth, under the earth.
(J. Lyth, D. D.)The name Jesus means Saviour (Matthew 1:21).
I. THERE IS SOMETHING TO BE SAVED FROM: sin.
1. From its penalty.
2. From its guilt. Desert of punishment is worse than punishment itself.
3. From its power. The sinner needs not only cleansing from the past, but protection for the future.
II. THERE IS ONE WHO WILL SAVE (1 Timothy 1:15). How?
1. By His incarnation, getting Himself into connection with man's nature and condition.
2. By His work of reconciliation.
3. By winning man's attention, gratitude, and trust through His own unutterable condescension.
4. By cleansing him from sin.
(G. D. Boardman, D. D.)
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