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This Changes Everything

December 20, 2020   /   Dr. Clayton Chisum   /   Central Baptist Church of Owasso

This Changes Everything

Series: A Cozy COVID Christmas #3

December 20, 2020

Dr. Clayton Chisum

When you strip away the story of Christmas, you find that this Baby was given a name.

Matthew 1:22-23 (ESV)


Immanuel — “

Isaiah 7:14 (ESV)


When you realize what Immanuel means, there’s a great personal truth to be found…

You are


God came down to meet you where you are…

John 1:14 (ESV)


He understands your pain and struggles…

Hebrews 4:15–16 (ESV)


He is on your side…

Joshua 1:9 (ESV)

Luke 2:21 (ESV)


Jesus — “


Clayton — claeg (clay) + tun (village)

“village on clay”

“It sounds like a redneck name. And the nickname Clay is just as dumb, who would want to be called something that is so similar to dirt? When I hear this name, I picture someone who wears a cowboy hat, has a hick accent, and chews tobacco. Ugh.”


The name of Jesus


(transliterated from Hebrew and Aramaic)

(from Yahweh) + the verb (rescue, deliver, save)

Yeshua — “God saves”

(Hebrew) = (English)

(Hebrew) = (Greek)

(Greek) = (English)

John 3:16–17 (ESV)


His name describes his mission.


Understanding Jesus’ name tells you that…



Your response…

Colossians 3:17 (ESV)



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