Super cool: the Name “Jesus” = ”God saves”. Contained within the Name of Je-sus is the powerful and holy Name of God. Yah + shuah. Yah is short for Yahweh (YHWH), and shuah is from yeshuah which means "to save, rescue."
After performing a spectacular miracle in the Name of Jesus, in Acts 4:18 the disciples were rounded up and ordered by the authorities to, “not speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus!” Catechism 2666 states, ”His name is the only one that contains the presence it signifies-Jesus is the Risen One, and whoever invokes the name of Jesus is welcoming the Son of God who loved him and who gave himself up for him.”
Are you being tempted this Lent? Say the name JESUS! The devil flees at the Name of our Lord.
“So submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
Christians throughout the ages have repeated the name of Jesus up to hundreds of times a day to connect their daily lives to the all powerful and loving God. Simply let the name of Jesus flow from your lips following the rhythm of your breathing: inhale “Je”, exhale: “sus”.
This simple prayer technique can help to make Jesus the center of your daily life, turning your every breath into a constant prayer. You can keep Him on your lips and in your heart and mind as you go about your everyday business. Try it! It’s a powerful way to spend your day! I know this one very easy practice helps me to keep earthly things in perspective as I take a deep breath, glancing my focus heavenward, offering all I do simply and joyfully to the Lord with the Name of Jesus on my lips. Ahhh... JE-SUS!
“At the name of Jesus, every knee should bend, of those 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 2:10-11.
Want to learn more about Jesus? Simply click HERE to watch this week’s THE SOURCE video called HISTORY: just the facts. Fr. Alec Scott speaks on the reliability of the Bible and why Jesus is the SOURCE OF TRUTH.
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Why not watch with a friend or two and then discuss these great conversation starters...
HISTORY: just the facts (Thesis: The historical evidence of the Christian faith is factual and compelling --Jesus is the SOURCE of TRUTH.)
What one thought stood out or most impressed you as you watched this video? Discuss.
What speaks most clearly to you about who Jesus is? Reading about Him and what He said in the Gospels? Historical evidence? Witness of the martyrs and Saints throughout history? Church teachings, ie the Catechism? Or something else?
If you believe that Jesus is the Son of God, the Way, the Truth and the Life, it should have an impact on your life… and your death. How much thought have you give to this teaching on eternity?
What have you seen in other people’s lives that gives witness to the truth of Christ’s claims?
If what Fr. Alec Scott said was true, that the Bible is a reliable, highly respected, historic document and that the words of Jesus are TRUTH, how should this affect your daily life? What can you do to help implement this in your life?