Acts: In the Name of Jesus (Jody Garner)

Posted: Book of Acts, Sermons

Acts 3, 4, 5 – In The Name of Jesus

Names of Christ
What names/titles of Jesus are used in Acts Ch. 3, 4, & 5?
3:11 – Cornerstone
3:13 – Servant Jesus – God’s servant
3:14 – The Holy and Righteous One
3:15 – The Author of life
3:18 – The Christ/Messiah
3:22 – The Prophet
3:26 – The Servant
4:30 – Your Holy Servant Jesus
4:10 – Jesus Christ of Nazareth
5:31 – Prince/Leader and Savior (Acts 3:15 & 5:31 – “Prince” – The word prince means “a pioneer, one who leads the way, an originator.”)

Which name/title are you drawn to the most? Why?

What are other names/titles of Jesus can you think of from the New Testament? (Try to brainstorm from memory before using the list below)
Matt 1:21 – Emmanuel
John 1 – the Word; the life; the light; glory of God (v. 14); one full of grace and truth (v. 17); Lamb of God (John the Baptist)
Son of Man
Son of God
Great High Priest (Hebrews)
The Good Shepherd (John 10)
The Resurrection and the Life (John 11)
The Way, Truth and Life (John 14)
Lord of Lords and King of Kings (Revelation)

Which name/title feels the most powerful to you?

Why do you think Jesus has so many names/titles used to describe Him?

Do you think the name of Jesus still has power and authority? How so? How have you seen evidence of this?

Suffering for the Name
Read Acts 5:40-42 again. What are your thoughts?

What does it mean to be “counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name”? Why were they rejoicing?

In what ways does this still happen today?

Acts of Kindness Reminder/Follow-up
Reminder of “Acts of Kindness” challenge for this month: did anybody try to do one of these individually or as a family? Do you want to share your experience?

Any additional ideas of an act of kindness you could do?

What does it mean to do an “act of kindness” in the name of Jesus?

Spend time praying together as a group