Who is this Jesus … in you?

January 8, 2013

“Salvation comes no other way; no other name has been or will be given to us by which we can be saved, only this one.” Acts 4:12 The Message

It’s just one little sentence tucked inside the backend of a book. And it changes everything that has to do with your life. Some take it for granted .. some ignore it .. some dismiss it .. some mock it .. some try to minimize it .. and some just say it isn’t true. But everything that has to do with your life today is found in this Name .. at least the parts of you that mean something for eternity. It is a Name that is uttered in frustration and anger. It is a Name that causes heads to turn. It is a Name that the world is trying desperately to erase or make irrelevant. It is the Name .. the only Name that has saved .. rescued .. redeemed .. ransomed .. reconciled .. and died so that you can live forever in the love of God. There is no other Name that guarantees the indwelling love of God but Jesus. His name identifies you as a man or woman who freely admits that you can’t live your life on your own. You freely admit that no matter how good life can be in this world … life without Jesus is not really life. You freely admit that you need his life to face today. What other name can give you such confidence .. peace .. and abiding love? “I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength(NLT) … I can do all things through Him who strengthens me(NAS) … I am ready for anything through the strength of the one who lives within me.(JB Phillips)” Your life is saturated with the Name of Jesus Christ. You’re covered from head to toe .. past .. present .. and future. His Name marks you forever as His. Whatever you are facing today..? You don’t have to face it alone without Christ. He’ll give you the strength you need. He’ll be the strength you need. He is your strength. IN THE NAME OF JESUS … it only takes a moment …

“Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.” Philippians 4:13 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Holy Ones Claimed by The Name and friends of Priority One (ken@priorityone.org)

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About Ken Chester

I love seeing Christ become alive and real in someone's life. It is amazing what happens when Jesus moves in and starts to renovate a life. When I'm not riding my road bike, I am usually walking our corgi named Trinity (she came that way) and corgi-lab named Lowrider. Carolyn and I are transforming our backyard. And a book is on the way. ...Stay tuned ... Ken
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