Summary: This outline tells why we give thanks to the Father through Jesus and His Name.

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Thanksgiving for Jesus and His Wonderful Name!

Col 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Eph 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ;

I. All Our Thanksgiving should be offered and given through Jesus.

Col 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to

be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us

from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the

forgiveness of sins:

II. Why should we give thanks through Jesus?

Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and

that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be

thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all

things were created by him, and for him:

Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the

beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things

he might have the preeminence.

Col 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell;

Col 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by

him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say,

whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

Col 1:21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your

mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

A. Jesus is our lawyer in heaven.

1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that

ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with

the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

1Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men,

the man Christ Jesus;

Heb 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God

by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

III. Through His Name:

A. The Father receives our thanks through Him

1. We show the Father thanks by doing this and act upon John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

IV There is No Name like His Name!

A. Salvation is only in His Name.

Act 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.

B. The Father answers prayer only through His Name.

John 16:23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever

ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

John 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye

shall receive, that your joy may be full.

C. The devil and his demons fear His Name.

Luke 10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord,

even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out

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