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a They claim things in Jesus name but. . .
They donít get any better, not healed, they still get divorced, stay miserable.
*Sometimes Godís answer is simply "No." Other times I think folks just do not get the concept behind the whole "In Jesus Name" thing.!
b To the believer. . .Jesus is the sweetest name they know!!
(Print lyrics to "Jesus Is The Sweetest Name I Know" on PowerPoint. Iíll lead the congregation through this chorus during the sermon.)
*Power in Jesus name (Lk. 9:1, Jn. 13:3, 14:13, 14, 1 Cor. 5:4)
*Majesty in His name (Jude 25)
*Name above all names (Ps. 138:2, Eph. 1:21)
AC 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
The only name by which we are saved!! (Not Buddha, Allah, Works, Church Membership, Religion) Itís in a relationship with Jesus!
*Jesus names means something to those who believe/trust in Him.
*Jesus names means little to those who do not believe/trust in Him.
C A Basketball in my hands is worth $6, in the hands of Tim Duncan $70.9 Million
A football in my hands is worth $8, in the hands of Kurt Warner $5.3 Million
A baseball bat in my hands is worth $30, in the hands of Barry Bonds $90 Mill.
A steering wheel in my hands is worth $25, in the hands of Jeff Gordon $49 Mill.
A tennis racket in my hands $35, Roger Federer $938,596.14
A golf club in my hands is worth $15, in the hands of Tiger Woods $150 Mill.
A set of nails in my hand are worth .13 cents, in the hands of Jesus. . .Priceless.
The name of Jesus on the lips of a person who doesnít believe/faith. . . weak.
The name of Jesus from the lips of a believer who has sold out to Jesus. . .
*Mountains will bow down, *Seas will roar, *marriages will be restored, *illnesses healed, *comfort to the hurting, *strength to the weak,
*riches are given to the poor, *fractured relationships are mended,
*churches are grown, *people are saved, *nations are awakened spiritually, *revival happens!!!
T.S.: The devil knows those by name who believe in the name of Jesus.
II The second way the devil will know your name if. . .YOU LIVE IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
A The devil probably did not always know Paul. (At one time in Paulís life he was killing Christians and closing churches for a living. ZERO Threat to the devil. Wasnít a blip on the Hellís Radar.) Something Happened!
*Acts 9:3-5  As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.  He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"  "Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied.  "Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do."
a Paul was NEVER the same again after he had an encounter with Jesus.
(Taken out the Lionís book of death and put in the Lambís book of life)
*Went from being an enemy of Gods to a friend of Gods.
b Gal. 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
WHO WAS PAUL LIVING FOR?
vv:  One day the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?"
*The devil was
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