The Name

THE NAME: ADVANCING THE KINGDOM IN JESUS’ NAME

Acts 3:6 – Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you; In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”

IN JESUS’ NAME!

Philippians 2:9-11 – Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Matthew 28:18 – All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

Matthew 28:19 – Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.

Mark 16:15 – Go into all the world and preach the gospel…..

Mark 16:17-18 – And these signs will follow those who believe: in My name they will cast out demons…they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.

The Name of Jesus represents the Person of Jesus, and His Authority and Power.

Believers have been given power and authority in His name.

Luke 9:1 – Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases.

Power – Dunamis, miracle working power – Acts 1:8

Authority – Exousia, delegated influence or authority – Matthew 28:18

Bill Johnson – A policeman carries a gun(power) and a badge(authority).

Terry Law – The authority of the Name of Jesus has been delegated to us as members of the Body of Christ.

Believers have been given authority over the powers of darkness. – Acts 16:18

Believers have been given authority over sickness and disease in Jesus’ Name – Acts 3:6

Believers have been given power and authority to raise the dead. – Acts 9:40

Believers have been given power and authority to preach the gospel. – Mark 16:15

Joe McIntyre – We exercise His authority in His Name.

How do we walk in the authority and power of Jesus’ Name?

BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF THE NAME

Acts 3:12 – So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: Men of Israel why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?

Acts 3:16 – And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

John Wimber – Faith is spelled R I S K

SPEAK IN THE AUTHORITY OF THE NAME

Acts 3:6 – In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!

The Power of the Name is released when we speak in faith and declare the Name.

Proverbs 28:1 – The righteous are bold as a lion.

We speak His name with boldness and authority.

KNOW THE DIVINE PERSON OF THE NAME

Power and Authority flow out of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Acts 19:13 – Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits……

Acts 19:15 – And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?

We can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!

Romans 10:13 – For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Acts 4:12 – Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

I WANT JESUS CHRIST TO SAVE ME TODAY!

Discussion Questions

Have you experienced the power of Jesus’ Name in your own life?

Why are some believers not walking in the authority and power given them in Jesus’ Name?

When the lame man was healed in Acts 3, Peter gave God all the Glory? Why is that important?

Why is it important to speak the Name of Jesus out loud?

Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? If not, would you like one?

Memory Verse

Acts 3:6 – Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you; In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”