Wednesday, May 03, 2006

a bible question for this week...

Our scripture for Sunday is from Acts 4:5-12. It is:
The next day their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, 6with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. 7When they had made the prisoners* stand in their midst, they inquired, ‘By what power or by what name did you do this?’ 8Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, ‘Rulers of the people and elders, 9if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, 10let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,* whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead. 11This Jesus* is
“the stone that was rejected by you, the builders;
it has become the cornerstone.”*
12There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.’

My question for the day is: how do we know when we are doing things "in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth," and what does that look like?


karen said...

I think part of the answer is that, if we are known to others as Christians, then EVERYTHING we do appears to be in the name of Jesus Christ. Do we live our daily lives, do we live even the minutia of our lives in such a way that someone considering Christianity would say, hey, I want to be like that?

Another part of the answer though is that it looks like love. A simple answer but a truth.

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