There’s just something about that name
Bill & Gloria Gaither
Act 4:12 – Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
Act 3:16 – By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.
Phil 2:9-11: Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
We left CC-Foley about 9 years ago to attend a church closer to our home, where we both could be “more involved”. The pastor’s sermons were intellectually stimulating, on how to live a Christian life. I played music, joined the men’s study on Saturday morning’s, and together we served the college student ministry. We were active! We served.
But something was missing…
As it happened, after a few years we returned to attend an event back at CC-Foley. A memorial service for a wife of a CC-Foley pastor. We were over-whelmed by the instant reconnection with so many, as if we never left. And I was surprised at the numerous times I heard the name of our Lord “Jesus”.
The next week, I visited the Foley’s Men’s study and it happened again. After a while, I actually started counting. Multiple men spoke the name of “Jesus” more than 20 times. Not merely as concept but as a person that they KNEW!
While you join us this day, let Jesus be what you find. His name is power not because of a concept but because He is ALIVE! He is here! He can be known and wants to make you His. To cleans and redeem you and make you a part of His holy family.