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Jesus is God with us in every way. If you want to get to know the names of Jesus, just get to know the names of God, because Jesus is the fulfillment of every name of God. And He has come as Immanuel, “God with us,” in order to reveal God to us. Should you ever become confused about who God is and what He is like, all you have to do is remember Immanuel.
 
Jesus is God with us in every way.
 
Why did God send Immanuel to us, rather than just reveal Himself as He is? God is transcendent in nature. He sits outside our realm. He is infinitely distinct from His creation—in another zone. And yet, God wanted to be with us. He desired to dwell among us. And this could only occur through the hypostatic union, through the merging of two natures into one person ( Jesus) that remain unmixed forever. Jesus is both divine and human, which is why Jesus can be called both the Son of God and the Son of Man.
 
Hebrews 10:5‑7 gives insight into the purpose and plan of Immanuel:
 
When Christ came into the world, he said: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—I have come to do your will, my God’” (niv).
 
First, Jesus said, “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire…with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased”—though they were offered in accordance with the law. Second, He said, “Here I am…I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second.
 
The incarnation came to be in order that the Father’s will would be carried out. A perfect sacrifice was made for the sins of humanity. And in the midst of that incarnational gift, we discover that God placed Himself into a context where we could come to know Him in a more personal, intimate way.
 
He is “God with us.” He is God with you.
 
From the beginning of the world to its end, there is no place you can look and not see God revealed through Jesus.
 
From the beginning of the world to its end, there is no place you can look and not see God revealed through Jesus. He is everywhere. Colossians 1:17 summarizes the breadth and magnitude of Him better than any other verse: “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”

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Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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