There`s Just Something About That Name

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“There’s Just Something About
That Name”
Philippians 2:10
“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,”
“There’s Just Something About That
Name”
Introduction:
1. I want you to take just a few seconds, close
your eyes and think about this question;
“What comes to your mind when here the name
of Jesus?”
2. Then consider this -
“There’s Just Something About That
Name” (Page 222)
• Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
There's just something about that name
Master, Savior, Jesus
Like the fragrance after the rain
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
Let all Heaven and Earth proclaim
Kings and kingdoms Will all pass away
But there's something about that Name.
•
(Words and Music by William and Gloria Gaither)
“There’s Just Something About That
Name”
1. Have you been hanging around church longer
than you can remember?
2. Do you know every Bible story and children’s
worship song by heart?
3. Do you watch baptisms with one eye while
you read the church bulletin with the other?
“There’s Just Something About That
Name”
4. “Are we so used to being in the church that none
of it seems special anymore?”
5. Are we, Are you , am I too familiar with Jesus, do
we take Him for granted?
“There’s Just Something About
That Name”
7. Familiarity can be dangerous A. I can recall the many times I have cringed
at the way I saw and/or the way others
address the boss, the teacher, an adult, and
other examples to numerous to name, that
held some place of importance and deserved
respect because they were too familiar with
that individual.
“There’s Just Something About That
Name”
B. Consider this passage and the words that are
spoken:
• Mark 1:40 – 41…..A man with leprosy came to
him and begged him on his knees, “If you are
willing, you can make me clean.” Filled with
compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and
touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be
clean!”
“There’s Just Something About That
Name”
• This leper came knowing the great power of
Jesus and what He can do, he has seen Jesus
heal others.
• This leper comes to Him with no expectations.
• No demands
• You can see the respect that flows through his
approach. “…If you are willing, you can make
me clean.”
“There’s Just Something About That
Name”
I have found often myself speaking to Him in the
imperative when I pray:
• “Lord, help me.”
• “Lord, make this right.”
• “Lord, forgive me.”
• As I compare my DEMANDS through this leper’s
approach, his request, they suddenly sound more
like commands to me than a request.
•
I have wondered how they feel to Jesus?
“There’s Just Something About That
Name”
• These words come from years of familiarity with
Jesus.
• Familiarity is supposed to be a good thing. It
should feel like a great shirt that you would
never get rid of, even though it has holes in it
and the color faded about a thousand washes
ago.
• I’ve known Him since childhood. But the problem
begins when my reliance upon Him degenerates
to a degree of expectation rather than a blessing.
“There’s Just Something About That
Name”
• Our beginning relationship with Him is
something NEW.
• In a new relationship you don’t know what to
expect. So, everything comes as a request.
Would you like to go to a concert?
• “Can we have a cup of coffee?”
• “Will you talk a walk with me?”
• The sense that your new friend exists as an
autonomous creature sits strong with you.
“There’s Just Something About That
Name”
• In time, we tend to allow this “newness” to wear
off and, without realizing it, we become
obligatory in our approach, perhaps even
forgetting who we are talking to.
• A growing relationship can grind to a standstill
when you become too familiar. And it does in
many examples of relationships
• People like being new. They want to receive an
invitation, not a list of requirements.
“There’s Just Something About That
Name”
• The Gospels tell stories that show this dynamic of too
being too familiar between Jesus and His disciples.
• He would say something and their response, though
innocent, came across as rude, abrasive, and
commanding.
• Jesus told them once that He would be persecuted soon
and then die. Peter responded, “Not if I can help it.” To
which Jesus snapped back, "Get behind Me, Satan! You
are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the
things of God, but the things of men." OUCH!
• MATTHEW 16:23
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Name”
• Jesus understood where Peter’s words had come
from.
• He knew that Peter loved Him deeply. He heard
the fear and dependence in what Peter had said.
• So, why did He give such a sharp reply?
• Maybe He said it to dislodge Peter out of overfamiliarity with Him. Of course, Peter would
never have expected the Lord to call him an
adversary. Jesus was showing Peter by his
command how Peter had sounded to Him.
“There’s Just Something About
That Name”
• That’s why this story of the leper is so sweet
because this leper comes to Him with no
expectations, no demands.
• He knows Jesus has the ability to chase away
this disease forever, but he knows better than
to demand a cure.
• You can see the great respect that flows
through his approach to the MASTER.
“There’s Just Something About
That Name”
I know Jesus knows my heart, but I also I know
I’ve been rude.
I truly want to treat Him with the newness He
deserves, with the newness of when I first
realized Who and what He is about and means
to me.
I want to speak in requests and not
imperatives.
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That Name”
• How about you – have you stopped long
enough to hear how you address the Lord in
your prayers?
• How you use His name?
• Maybe you have become overly-familiar with
Him?
• Maybe His Name doesn’t Mean so Much any
More?
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That Name”
• I’m not saying you/we should not grow a loving
relationship with Christ and draw as close to Him as
you/we possibly can.
• I’m asking if His name still breaths power into you.
• Do you honestly celebrate when you watch an
unbeliever find the grace that God provides through
that Name?
• Are you broken hearted over those who don’t know
our Lord – His Name?
“There’s Just Something About That
Name”
C. While the Hebrew writer proclaims that we can boldly
come before the throne he is referring to our not being
afraid to come, timid in coming, fear in coming to Christ
for He wants to do for us that which He can. But our
approach to Him is in a respectful, reverent, thankful and
prayerful manner.
“ Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in
time of need.” Hebrews 4:12
HE IS THE SON OF GOD
How Important Is His Name?
“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him
and given Him the name which is above
every name,” Philippians 2:9
How Important Is His 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,
Philippians 2:10
How Important Is His Name?
• “And He is the head of the body, the church,
who is the beginning, the firstborn from the
dead, that in all things He may have the
preeminence.”
COLOSSIANS 1:18
How Important Is His Name?
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"But these are written, that ye might believe that
Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of God; and that believing ye might have
life through his name."
John 20:31
How Important Is His Name?
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is
no other name under heaven given among men
by which we must be saved.“
Acts 4:12
How Important Is His Name?
Conclusion:
LET HIS NAME REMAIN NEW TO YOU
“There’s Just Something About That Name”
How Important Is His Name?
• May passing time and years not steal
The power with which it impacts me,
The freshness of its mystery,
The freshness of its mystery.
• May I never lose the wonder,
The wonder of the cross.
May I see it like the first time
Standing as a sinner lost,
Undone by mercy and left speechless,
Watching wide eyed at the cost.
May I never lose the wonder,
The wonder of the cross.
(Lyrics from The Wonder of the Cross by Vicky Beeching)
How Important Is His Name?
• It is This important -
“And now why are you waiting? Arise and be
baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on
the name of the Lord.”
ACTS 22:16
“There’s Just Something About That Name”
What MUST You Do to Be Saved?
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Hear The Word Of God
Romans 10:17
Believe His Word
Mark 16:16, John 8:24
Repent of your sins
Luke 13:3, Acts 2:38
Confess your belief Romans 10:10, Acts 8:37
Be Baptized
Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38
For the Remission of Your Sins
Acts 22:16
Galatians 3:26, 27
• Live Faithfully
Titus 2:11-14

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