The Name of Jesus

The Name of Jesus

                                     Luke 1:26-31
*It is important not to eliminate the name of Jesus from our vocabulary
*Do not replace Jesus with the name God
3 POINTS
1. Using the word God is the politically correct way not to offend anyone
-it does not offend anyone
-who is their God?
2. Using the word God supposedly makes you a person of faith
-a person of faith can be anyone
-a person of faith may not believe in the name of Jesus
3. Using the name God doe snot make you a Christian
-if you do not have the Son (Jesus), you do not have the Father either
-1 John 2:21-23
(1) THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS –
A. Power to Save
-we can only be saved through the name of Jesus
-the name Jesus means to be rescued and saved.
-one way, door, faith and God
-this is what the church is all about – the Great Commission – do not go inward…
-Spread the name – everywhere you go…
B. Power to Heal – Acts 3: 1-10 (v6)
-any sickness and any disease
-the word name means authority
C. Power over demon forces – Acts 16:16-18
-the word name means authority
(2) THE NAME OF JESUS DECLARES THAT HE IS GOD – Matthew 16:13-18
Christ – this speaks of the Deity of Jesus Christ
EX: Col 1:15-19 & John 20:24-31
*Since Jesus Christ is God, do not take the name of the Lord in vain – Exodus 20:7
——-do not misuse His name…use it as a swear word….filthy language…in a dishonoring way
(3) THE NAME OF JESUS IS ABOVE ALL NAMES – Phil 2:5-11
-above everyone and everything
-THE NAME – is on a list all by Himself
-every knee will bow and every tongue confess the name of Jesus………