In Jesus' Name

today's reading.
Acts 4:1-22  And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them...

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Peter and John heal a crippled man in Acts 4:1-22. This creates quite a stir with the Jewish leaders, so they arrest Peter and John and then question them about the incident asking them "by what power or by what name did you do this?" (vs. 7). Peter boldly responds "let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well" (vs. 10).

When we pray, we pray in Jesus' name. That's because Jesus' name is the only name that has the authority to get us to God. 

Take some time today to consider the incredible privilege we have of praying to God the Father in Jesus' name. What does this privilege mean to you? Are you taking full advantage of it? Tami W

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