The Mediator and His Names
1. How does God save His people?
God saves His people by means of a true faith in the Mediator of the covenant of grace, our Lord Jesus Christ. Hebrews 8:6
2. Could not His people save themselves?
Absolutely not, for they could never satisfy God’s justice and atone for their own sin. Romans 4:5
3. Was such satisfaction necessary?
Certainly, for God cannot deny Himself; therefore, He can receive us into His covenant communion only if His justice is satisfied. Isaiah 53:11
4. But why could not fallen man satisfy God’s justice?
Because man is dead in sin and can only daily increase his guilt. Romans 6:23
5. Who gives us this Mediator?
He is from God, ordained by Him and given us of Him.I Corinthians 1:30. Hence, He is also called the Lamb of God.
6. Which are the most common names of the Mediator?
The names Jesus, Christ, and Lord. Acts 2:36
7. Does Scripture give other names of the Mediator?
Yes, there are many names given Him, some of which are: Son of God, Son of Man, Immanuel, Lamb of God, Lion of Judah’s tribe,Son of David. Matthew 27:43
8. Why is the Mediator called Jesus?
Because He delivers us from the power of sin and death and makes us partakers of eternal glory. Acts 4:12
9. What does the name Christ signify?
The name Christ means anointed of God: that He is ordained by God the Father and qualified by the Holy Spirit to be our Mediator. John 1:41
10. Why is He called Lord?
Because He redeemed and delivered us from the power of the devil and made us His own property. I Corinthians 6:19, 20
1. Who gave the name Jesus to our Mediator? Describe what it means.Matthew 1:21; Luke 1:31.
2. What does the name Immanuel mean? Matthew 1:23. Why is Christ called this?
3. Find a text where Jesus is called: The Word, the Son of Man, the Lamb of God, the Lion of Judah’s tribe. Explain what the meaning of each name is. Use a concordance.
4. Find several other names in Scripture for Christ.
5. Look up Acts 11:26 and explain: When were believers first called Christians? Why were they given this name?
6. Look up the Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 12 and explain what the name “Christian” has come to mean.