Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 16, 2019
The Old Testament prophets were often commanded to give their children names that described God’s dealings with Israel.
Most Old Testament names that incorporate either the syllable “el” or the letter “Y” (sometimes “J” in English) incorporate the name of God. For example, Joshua (Hebrew Y’hoshuah)
TEARING DOWN THE NAME OF JESUS
When I was in college at Dallas Baptist University, I drove through Dallas on the way to my classes. I would always see a huge sign of a dynamic church in the area that said, "Lifting Up the Name of Jesus!" It was very impressive.
One day while I was driving
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
"Spread abroad the name of Jesus in humility and with a meek heart; show him your feebleness,
Contributed by Tanner Smith on Nov 18, 2005
In the Lion King the Hyenas are talking about the King Lion, Mufasa. When one hyena says Mufasa’s name, the other hyena shivers and says "OOO, say it again!" The other hyena responds "Mufasa, Mufasa, Mufasa."
The point is that the name of Jesus can elicit many feelings in us. In this case,
We can always take the Word (another name for Jesus) at His Word for the
Contributed by James Chandler on Nov 28, 2007
I did an experiment by asking everyone in the auditorium to say their name outloud three times. Beforehand I asked one man to say the name of Jesus three times outloud. After everyone had said their name outloud three times I asked if anyone had heard the name of Jesus being said. Only one person
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2006
"My dear Jesus, my Savior, is so deeply written in my heart, that I feel confident, that if my heart were to be cut open and chopped to pieces, the name of
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Dec 22, 2007
QUOTE: “It is abnormal for a Christian not to have an appetite for the impossible. It has been written into our spiritual DNA to hunger for impossibilities
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Oct 28, 2006
I was a guest at a wedding a couple of weeks ago at the Botanical Gardens here in town. It was a little buggy, but a very sweet and well done ceremony. At the close of the service, the pastor prayed a very touching prayer for the couple and ended his prayer saying.
“we ask all of this in the name
Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 12, 2007
Christianity is a religion, a faith of love. Despite the fact that many, unfortunately, have been hurt in the name of Jesus, Christianity has liberated millions of people’s needs of all kinds. The love of God has been, and continues to be, a
The word “obedience” has its origin in the Latin audire, which means “to hear.” Obaudire is the term. As a point of further interest, the word “absurd” comes from a root which means to be deaf. The absurd
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jun 28, 2005
Andrew Murray once said about this “Christ’s servants have the spiritual power to use the Name of Jesus only insofar as they yield themselves to live only for the interests and thework of the Master. The use of the name always supposes the surrender of our
Contributed by Val Black on Jul 14, 2006
More Than Conquers!
Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders in history. He subdued most of his known world but he was conquered by his own lusts; he died in a drunken stupor.
The Christian conquers his own lusts in order to subdue the world within him.
Contributed by John Shearhart on Nov 13, 2006
Sometime in the 1200’s a theologian named John Duns Scotus “and the Pope walked through the Vatican Gold Chambers. As the story goes, the Pope turned to the theologian and said, ‘Dr. Scotus, no longer can the church say ‘silver and gold have I none.’’ To which Scotus reportedly replied, ;And no
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Nov 22, 2009
Pray “in the name of Jesus.” It is not a catchy phrase we attach to our prayers, that somehow validates what we have to say. It is recognition that what I have prayed about and prayed for is with the same spirit and heart that Jesus himself would have prayed; that my focus is not self-centered or
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 1, 2001
Years ago, Leslie Flynn penned a book called, Great Church Fights. In it he chronicled the way people in different churches would go after each other – all in the name of Jesus Christ. A young father heard a commotion out in his backyard, he looked outside and saw his daughter and several
Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 6, 2004
Dr. Harold Freeman, former professor of preaching at SWBTS, tells of a black man who came to Sunday School on a bus and expressed an interest in becoming a Christian. He lived a mile from the church, yet had never heard the name of Jesus. This was in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 1, 2010
Elementary Students Penalized for Mentioning the Name of Jesus in Relation to Christmas
Recently a sixth grader was penalized for daring to mention the name of Jesus in an assignment to write a poem called “What Christmas means to me.” The poem read: “The best Christmas ever is when everyone is
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Aug 15, 2011
THE RIGHT NAME OPENS DOORS
Mark Roberts wrote of a time when he visited the Capitol as a guest of Congressman John Campbell. As long as he was with the congressman, he could walk freely around the Capitol, entering many areas that were reserved "for authorized personnel only," reserved for
Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Mar 1, 2005
When Jesus first sent Peter and the others out to heal the sick, He gave them the necessary power to do it (see Matt. 10:1). The Greek word for this power is exousia, which carries with it the meaning that the power is not inherent but delegated by a higher authority. It is similar to the power an