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Mar 2012

Your Great Name

God, for whom and through whom everything was made, chose to bring many children into glory. And it was only right that he should make Jesus, through his suffering, a perfect leader, fit to bring them into their salvation. So now Jesus and the ones he makes holy have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters. For he said to God, “I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters. I will praise you among your assembled people.” He also said, “I will put my trust in him,” that is, “I and the children God has given me.” Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying. – Hebrews 2:10-15

This Sunday we will be introducing a new song to our Sunday gathering entitled Your Great Name, by Michael Neale and Krissy Nordhoff. It is featured on the Natalie Grant album Love Revolution. Your Great Name calls our attention to how God has saved us in Jesus and what Jesus has saved us from. Beginning with the chorus, we recount as God’s people how God has saved us in Jesus. We are saved because Jesus was condemned. We are prized because Jesus was punished. The verses go on to speak to the salvation found in Jesus. They call us to praise God, first, for saving us from Himself. In our sin, we stood lost, separated and condemned of God. We were without hope in the world. There was no way back to God and in our condemnation we were awaiting the just penalty of our condemnation and shame. But Jesus stood in our stead, died in our place, removed our shame, and reconciled us back to God. We then are saved, not only from the wrath of God, but from the destruction of the enemy. We no longer have to fear the work of the enemy. Jesus, our Savior, in conquering death, disarmed satan and secured our destiny. We no longer need to live in fear of loss, for nothing can be taken from us in Jesus. The verses also remind us that for those without a father, Jesus gave us back to the Heavenly Father. To those without a scrap of strength, Jesus poured out His own limitless power into our hearts in the Holy Spirit. To those whose souls cry out for filling, Jesus is our Bread of Life. Here are the lyrics to the song:

Lost are saved, find their way at the sound of your great name
All condemned, fell no shame at the sound of your great name
Every fear has no place at the sound of your great name
The enemy, he has to leave at the sound of your great name

Jesus, worthy is the lamb that was slain for us
Son of God and man you are high and lifted up; that all the world will praise your great name

All the weak find their strength at the sound of your great name
Hungry souls receive grace at the sound of your great name
The fatherless, they find their rest at the sound of your great name
Sick are healed, and the dead are raised at the sound of your great name

Redeemer, my healer, Lord almighty
Defender, my savior, You are my king

You can listen to Your Great Name below by clicking the video, and you can purchase and download the song by clicking here. I pray that Jesus would be everything to us. He would truly be all that we need, all that we long for. All of Scripture points us to Jesus as our supply for everything. Jesus is our salvation. This is His Great Name.



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