What’s in a name? My daughter’s name, Kristina, means Christian and my son’s name, Gabriel, means God is my strength. We put a lot of thought into naming our children. Or I did anyway. I wanted to make sure their names would flow and sounded firm and grounded. I wanted their names to mean something and be worn by them. A name… it holds a lot of meaning.
HIS name…oh, friend, is power…it’s healing…His name is L•I•F•E Jesus truly is the answer to every question we could ever ask. I’ve asked a lot of whys in my life but without fail just speaking the name Jesus fills the empty void.
If we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well. This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. Acts 4:9-11
Paul … turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour. Acts 16:18
At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10-11
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17
And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. 1 John3:23