Archive for November 2nd, 2005

We don’t obey to be saved

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 at 12:02 pm

We obey because we are saved.

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In Jesus’ name

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 at 8:30 am

Earlier this year, I spoke to my church’s Best Years Club and to those present at our 2nd Annual Gospel Singing about going through dark times. I said the Bible teaches us that God has some treasures for us in those dark times and that what he teaches us in those dark times, he wants us to share with others. I shared that the darkest time in my life was when my dad died. The following is one of those things that I learned during that dark time in my life.

John 14:13-14 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

Many Christians will end their prayers with “in Jesus’ name” based on the above passage. I confess that I usually do that too. Sometimes it seems that Christians believe they can ask for whatever they want and if they add “in Jesus’ name” to the end, God is required to answer that prayer. But is that really so? Is this passage teaching us to add “in Jesus’ name” to our prayers?

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