Bible Ballistics: BBs #550 The Only “Name” That Matters!!!
Just a brief word this morning as many are celebrating the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus. I would simply like to share with you a couple of passages that might encourage you today to “consider Jesus”, and that others may see by our lives that we have “been with Jesus”!
“If we this day be examined of the good deed
done to the impotent man,
by what means he is made whole;
10 Be it known unto you all,
and to all the people of Israel,
that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
whom ye crucified,
whom God raised from the dead,
even by him doth this man
stand here before you whole.
11 This is the stone
which was set at nought of you builders,
which is become the head of the corner.
12 Neither is there salvation in any other:
for there is none other name
given among men,
whereby we must be saved.
13 Now when they saw the boldness
of Peter and John,
that they were unlearned
and ignorant men,
and they took knowledge of them,
that they had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:9-13
And what was it that made Peter and John so bold? The same One who will empower you and I to live boldly today—by the power of the precious Holy Spirit whom Jesus imparts to those who come to Him in repentance and faith!
“And they overcame him
by the blood of the Lamb,
and by the word of their testimony;
and they loved not their lives
unto the death.” Revelation 12:11
Boldness that can even face death with an assurance and courage based on the substitutionary, atoning sacrifice of the One whose resurrection we rejoice in this week—and every Sunday—every day!!! It’s all about JESUS! And He is still in the soul-saving, life-changing business. If you don’t know Him, won’t you make this the greatest celebration of all and receive Him into your heart and life. Here’s the Gospel in a nutshell, so to speak. Truth that can and will transform your life, if you will but hear His voice and heed His call!
“For I delivered unto you first of all
that which I also received,
how that Christ died
for our sins
according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried,
and that he rose again
the third day
according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen of Cephas,
then of the twelve:” 1 Corinthians 15:3-5
This IS why we celebrate—
“HE IS NOT HERE—HE IS RISEN”!
Amen and Amen!!!