SPECIAL TOPIC: THE NAME OF THE Lord (NT)

This was a common NT phrase for the personal presence and active power of the Triune God in the church.  It was not a magical formula, but an appeal to God's character as seen in Jesus.

Often this phrase refers to Jesus as Lord (cf. Phil. 2:11)

1. at the profession of one's faith in Jesus (cf. Rom. 10:9-13; Acts 2:21,38; 8:12,16; 10:48; 19:5; 22:16; 1 Cor. 1:13,15; James 2:7)

2. at an exorcism (cf. Matt. 7:22; Mark 9:38; Luke 9:49; 10:17; Acts 19:13)

3. at a healing (cf. Acts 3:6,16; 4:10; 9:34; James 5:14)

4. at an act of ministry (cf. Matt. 10:42; 18:5; Luke 9:48)

5. at the time of church discipline (cf. Matt. 18:15-20)

6. during preaching to Gentiles (cf. Luke 24:47; Acts 9:15; 15:17; Rom. 1:5)

7. in prayer (cf. John 14:13-14; 15:7,16; 16:23; 1 Cor. 1:2)

8. a way of referring to Christianity (cf. Acts 26:9; 1 Cor. 1:10; 2 Tim. 2:19; James 2:7; 1 Pet. 4:14)

Whatever we do as proclaimers, ministers, helpers, healers, exorcists, etc., we do in His character, His power, His provisions—in His Name (i.e., Phil. 2:9-10)!

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