“Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name.” (Philippians 2:9)
There are more than 150 titles for Jesus throughout the Bible. In Name above All Names, authors Alistair Begg and Sinclair Ferguson focus on seven key names assigned to Christ. Their study begins in Genesis, with the earliest promise of His coming as the seed of the woman who will defeat the seed of the serpent, and wraps up in Revelation, with the promise of Christ’s return as the Lamb on the throne who takes away the sin of the world.
While Name above All Names is not an exhaustive study of Christ’s attributes and ministry, Alistair and Sinclair highlight central qualities throughout Scripture that reveal Jesus’ incomparable glory in both His finished work at the cross and His ongoing ministry at God’s right hand.
Each chapter centers on one element of the person and work of Jesus. In each aspect of His character, it’s clear that Jesus is never isolated from His people; His work always relates to our blessing. As you read through the book, you’ll find out how Jesus is our ultimate Prophet, Priest, and King, among other things.
The book Name above All Names also comes paired with a corresponding study guide that can be used for personal reflection or small group study. There are application questions for each chapter and ample space to record your thoughts or prayers. Each session ends with a quote, poem, or hymn lyric to help you close in praise.
Scripture urges us to fix our eyes on Jesus—but that can be difficult in today’s busy, impatient, and easily distracted culture. Name above All Names will help redirect your gaze and recapture your Christ-centeredness.
Pastor John MacArthur had this to say about the book:
“One day every knee will bow at the mention of His name. If you want to understand why (and have your own heart humbled, filled with gratitude, and aroused to worship), nourish your soul with this simple yet profound overview of who Jesus is and what He has accomplished.”
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