15 Titles Given to Jesus in Scripture
When we meet people for the first time, we often ask common get-to-know-you questions such as…What do you do? Where did you go to school? Where are you from? Are you married? Do you have children? Basically we are asking them to introduce themselves using their titles.
Titles don’t just tell us what a person does; they also give us insight into who a person is. In order to get to know Jesus so that we become more like Him, we need to know and understand His titles.
Titles Given to Jesus in Scripture
1. God With Us (Immanuel)
Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” —Matthew 1:23 (NASB)
The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. —Mathew 1:1 (NASB)
Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed Him. He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah!” (which means “Anointed One”), and he brought Simon to Jesus. —John 1:40-42a (HCSB)
The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (who is called Christ). When He comes, He will explain everything to us.” —John 4:25 (HCSB)
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” —Matthew 16:16 (HCSB)
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him. —1 John 5:1 (NASB)
4. Way, Truth and Life
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” —John 14:6 (HCSB)
…looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus… —Titus 2:13 (NASB)
For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. —Luke 2:11 (NASB)
6. Only Begotten Son
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. —John 3:16 (NASB)
7. Lord (and Teacher)
You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. —John 13:13 (NASB)
8. Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace
For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. —Isaiah 9:6 (HCSB)
For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time. —1 Timothy 2:5-6 (NASB)
10. Light of the World
Then Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.” —John 8:12 (HCSB)
11. I Am
Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Before Abraham was, I am.” —John 8:58 (HCSB)
God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” —Exodus 3:14a (NASB)
12. Good Shepherd (and Door)
“I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.” —John 10:9-11 (HCSB)
Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass. —1 Thessalonians 5:24 (NASB)
14. Bread of Life
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” —John 6:35 (NASB)
15. Alpha and Omega
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” —Revelation 1:8 (NASB)
Life Application | Prayer and Praise
My habit is to begin prayer with praise which naturally leads to thanksgiving. Beginning with prayer with praise leads into reverence and worship. When I enter God’s presence this way, I am reminded or who God is and whose presence I am in. This naturally leads to thankfulness.
Praising God by using his titles and names reminds me of who God is and whose presence I am in.
Now that you have spent time reading and meditating on the titles given to Jesus in scripture, why not practice using them in prayer?
For example, the first title of God listed in this article is Immanuel, God with us. I might begin my prayer like this….
Holy God, your Word tells us that your name is Immanuel, which means, God with us. Today I praise you because you are here….you are with us. In the midst of the trials and troubles we face today, we know that we are not alone, that You know us, care for us and guide us in these days of uncertainty. Knowing this fills my heart with confidence, hope and thanksgiving. Today Father I am thankful for…
For many, beginning prayer this way may seem awkward. But like most new skills, if you are disciplined and practice, you will develop consistent and comfortable habits that lead to Godliness (Christlikeness).
Joy for the Journey!