For the Sake of His Name

For the sake of his name.

Consider just a sampling of how often our attention is drawn to this most glorious of ideals in God’s written revelation to mankind:

  • “The LORD will not forsake his people, for his great name’s sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people for himself.” (1 Sam 12:22)
  • The LORD is my shepherd … He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. (Psa 23:1-3)
  • For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me. (Psa 31:3)
  • Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for your name’s sake! (Psa 79:9)
  • Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! (Psa 115:1)
  • Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus … through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations. (Rom 1:1-5)
  • I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name’s sake. (1 John 2:12)
  • “I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary.” (Rev 2:3)

You exist for the sake of his name. But what does that mean, practically speaking?

This sermon was delivered on January 8, 2017.

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About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in central Ohio with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Laurel Canyon church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, and coffee. You can contact him here.

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