Jesus: Name Above All Names

It's All About JesusMy new book It’s All About Jesus: A Treasury of Insights on Our Savior, Lord, and Friend really is unique, and as I have been daily reading through the printed book, I’ve been struck again by many of the quotations. I’ve been underlining, but I guess since I ended up selecting the quotations, with the help of others, it’s obvious I think they’re great! But the fact that they are literally ALL about Jesus is especially great. I give away a lot of books, and it’s hard to think of a book I’d rather give someone to share about our Savior and King! :)

Here’s a sample collection from part three of the book, “The Names and Titles of Jesus.”

Jesus: Name Above All Names

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  Philippians 2:9-11 NIV

You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.  Luke 1:31 NLT

My favorite line of all: “you are to give him the name Jesus” (Luke 1:31). Do you realize this was the first proclamation of our Savior’s personal name since the beginning of time? Jesus… A name by which I’ve made every single prayerful petition of my life. A name that has meant my absolute salvation, not only from eternal destruction, but from myself. A name with power like no other name. Jesus.  Beth Moore

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds 

In a believer’s ear!

It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, 

And drives away his fears.  John Newton

It is in Jesus’ name that desperate people pray, grateful people worship, and angry people swear. From christenings to weddings to sick-rooms to funerals, it is in Jesus’ name that people are hatched, matched, patched, and dispatched. From the Dark Ages to postmodernity, he is the man who won’t go away.  John Ortberg 

Out of all our Savior’s names, there is not one which rings with such sweet music as this blessed name, “Jesus.” I suppose the reason of this is that it answers to our own name, the name of sinner.  Charles Spurgeon

Jesus! the name that charms our fears, 

that bids our sorrows cease; 

’tis music in the sinner’s ears, 

’tis life, and health, and peace.  Charles Wesley

I have heard of ministers who can preach a sermon without mentioning the name of Jesus from beginning to end. If you ever hear such a sermon as that, mind that you never hear another from that man.  Charles Spurgeon

What a beautiful name. I love to watch how it falls off the lips of those who love Him. I shudder as it falls off the lips of those who don’t. Jesus.  Beth Moore

For many the name of Jesus brings extraordinary comfort and hope. But others use his name to express anger, amazement or disgust; to them it is no more than a convenient expletive. The Name that is like no other stirs conflicting emotions in those who hear it, because Jesus is more than just a religious leader and teacher. He is more than simply a figure in world history. He is more than merely a moral influence. Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  The Knowing Jesus Study Bible

Jesus, whose name is not so much written as ploughed into the history of this world.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

How sweet the Name of Jesus… 
Dear Name, the Rock on which I build,
My Shield and Hiding Place,
My never failing treasury, filled
With boundless stores of grace! 
John Newton

It is not merely in the name of a great teacher, not even the greatest teacher who ever lived, that Justinian built Hagia Sophia in Constantinople or Johann Sebastian Bach composed the Mass in B-Minor. There are no cathedrals in honor of Socrates.  Jaroslav Pelikan

We write Jesus’ name upon our banner, for it is hell’s terror, heaven’s delight and earth’s hope.  Charles Spurgeon

Tomorrow’s history has already been written—at the name of Jesus every knee must bow.  Paul E. Kauffman

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Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries