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“Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,” [Philippians 2:9].
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#357, 5th December 2018
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Call His Name Jesus

by Peter Wade
Jesus was given his name by heavenly decree! That in itself is an amazing legacy from the Father. Paul was later inspired to write, “Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that 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 2:9-11). 

All four gospels and the Book of Acts make many statements about The Name. The word “name” itself appears in Matthew 22 times, Mark 13 times, Luke 29 times, John 24 times, and Acts 39 times.

In his commission to the twelve disciples Jesus said, “You will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 10:22).  So you see he knew the authority and power of His Name would divide people; some who loved The Name would give their lives for it, and many who hated it would murder because of it.
 
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In this age of diminishing biblical literacy, we have to ask "why is it so?" As one author wrote in 1907: "The Bible is not enjoyed because the Bible is not understood."

More than a century later, the situation has vastly deteriorated. In the US, below 40% of Americans who have a Bible never open it! In the UK it is worse, with 60% of Church of English-followers never reading the Bible. 
 
In this book, Peter Wade artfully leads you through the first simple steps to understanding what the Bible is saying.
  • Accept the integrity of God's Word.
  • Read what is written in an essentially literal translation -- and believe what you read. 
  • Mark your Bible to aid your memory. 
  • Look for repetitions, contrasts, comparisons.
  • Note the little words that have big impact, such as prepositions.  
All this and more in 17 powerful chapters with many examples from the wisdom of a lifetime of Bible teaching. Plus an Introduction to Figures of Speech for those who want to dig deeper.
 

This 88 page book is rich with instruction and illumination. It's perfect for group Bible study too, complete with a discount for multiple copies!

 

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