Everyone likes a good story. My stories come from my own experiences; something in each experience reveals a truth about God that I decide to write about.
With this article, though, I’m led to write about a study I did with my Sunday morning class. The urgency of the times is prompting my spirit to get out as much information as possible about the truth of God’s Word.
If you are a long time reader of my blog, you may remember that I am teaching through John 13-17 on Sunday mornings. You can read some of the articles about that study here. Jesus refers to His Name ten times in these chapters. However, when we got to John 15:21, I sensed the need to stop and do an intermissive study on the name of Jesus. Listed below are things we learned that believers could do in the name of Jesus.
SALVATION is offered through His name and only through His name
The name of Jesus is power - the power of salvation, miraculous acts, outreach, abundant life, and endurance. Why? Because He humbled Himself to leave the glory of heaven, to live as a man, to die for our sins, and because He resurrected to eternal life three days later. "For this reason God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow - of those who are in heaven and on the earth and under the earth - and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" (Philippians 2:9-11).