Why Does the Bible Stress the Power of Jesus’s Name? // Ask Pastor John

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Why does the Bible stress the power of Jesus’s name? The question comes from a listener named Jared. “Hello, Pastor John. I have a question for you that my wife and I have wondered about for a while now. Why the biblical emphasis on praising the name of Jesus? And praying in the name of Jesus? Of course we want to, and it’s a pattern we see all over the New Testament, especially in the book of Acts (3:6; 26:9) and in Paul (1 Corinthians 1:2). To ask it another way: Why is there power in Christ’s name rather than saying there’s power in Christ’s person?” What would you say to Jared and his wife? Read or listen to this interview at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/why-does-the-bible-stress-the-power-of-jesuss-name Find other recent and popular Ask Pastor John episodes: https://www.desiringgod.org/ask-pastor-john

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