Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

The Name

Acts 5:41-42 (NLT)
     41 The apostles left the high council rejoicing that God had counted them worthy to suffer disgrace for the name of Jesus. 42 And every day, in the Temple and from house to house, they continued to teach and preach this message: “Jesus is the Messiah.”

Acts 26:9 (NLT)
     9 “I used to believe that I ought to do everything I could to oppose the very name of Jesus the Nazarene.

Father what a contrast and conflict is evoked by the simple mention of The Name, Jesus. It is in and through his name alone we have all the benefits of your grace. But for him there would be no hope, no forgiveness, no future. His name is both majestic and mighty. It is both powerful and penetrating. It is both saving and sanctifying.

Father I think of the song:
Jesus! oh, how sweet the name,
Jesus! every day the same;
Jesus! let all saints proclaim
    Its worthy praise forever.

Thank you Father for his worthy name and for the life we have as the result of believing in him and for the scriptures that bear witness to this eternal truth.

John 20:31 (NLT)
     ……these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.

In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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