Sermon

Call His Name Jesus

What a Powerful Name

Theme

There is salvation in the name of Jesus.

Object

A book on the meaning of names.

Scripture

Luke 1:26-38

Look up some names of several of the kids in your class to use in this children’s sermon. If you don’t have a book handy, you can use the Internet to find the meaning of names. 

One of the most exciting times in any couple's life can be when they find out they’re going to have a baby. And there are many things to do to get ready, but choosing a name for the baby is one of the most important things they’ll do. Parents choose their babies’ names carefully because it’ll be the person’s name for his or her whole life.

Sometimes couples buy a book, go to the library, or look online for baby names. That way they can choose a name with a special meaning. Listen to the meanings of these names. Read aloud the names and their meanings below, or choose names that are popular in your area. Also invite kids to share the meaning of their names, if they want to.

  • John - God gave

  • Mary - the perfect one

  • Caleb - faithful, bold

  • Alex or Alexis - helper

  • Michael or Michaela - one who is like God

  • Elizabeth - God's promise

  • Daniel or Danielle - God is my judge

When Mary and Joseph found out that they were going to have a baby, they didn't get a book to help them choose a name for Mary's baby. They didn't even choose the baby's name at all! God chose it for them; He sent an angel to tell Mary what to name her baby. The angel said to Mary, "You will have a Son, and you will call His name Jesus" The name Jesus means "the Lord saves." Jesus’ name was very important because the Bible says in Acts 4:12 that there’s no other name that can save us from our sin.

Dear God, thank You for sending Your Son. During this season when we celebrate His birth, help us to remember there’s salvation in the name of Jesus. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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