Thought for the Week

The Name of Jesus

The Name of Jesus is the most abused and misused name in the world. Many only ever hear the word as an expletive and yet to millions of people around the world it is the sweetest sound ever uttered.

His birth is celebrated throughout the world and for centuries history was reckoned as B.C. (before Christ) and A.D. (Anno Domini - after Christ).

The Name that was given to the baby born in Bethlehem signifies so much more than just an identification of an individual. 

 

 

Jesus,  the Greek translation of the name Jehoshua,  was so named, because He will save His people from their sins

Isaiah 53 : 3  Jesus is Salvation.

"But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed."

 

This is Jesus.  See Him there, it was for you He died.  He is worshipped by millions as a personal Saviour by those who have been set free from their sinful behaviour and have found Him to bring peace , love and joy into their lives. 

Acts 4 : 10  Jesus is our Healer

“Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole."

 

As a church we believe that God still heals today through the Name of Jesus.  We pray for people whether they attend our church or not, and whether they are believers or not.  

We have a wonderful privilege in  using the Name of Jesus when we pray.

His name is unique.

Acts 4 : 12

"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

It must be His name. Jesus Christ of Nazareth. It encompasses everything He is.

1 John 5 : 14

"And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:"

Followers of Jesus Christ have an enormous privilege, His Name.  We are named Christians after Him and our intent is to be like Him, to make Him known as Saviour and healer, redeemer and Friend.

 

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