In this sermon we celebrate the official naming of Jesus and his circumcision on the 8th day after his birth.   The name "JESUS" is a "Greekified" way of saying Jesus Hebrew name - "YESHUA."  Yeshua means, "God Saves" and was also the name of Joshua in the Old Testament.  It is obvious that this name is approriate for Jesus the Messiah, but when we see what God did through the Old Testament Yeshua (Johsua) we see that the name of our Messiah is actually a long-standing family name in the family of God!