And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:17 NIV

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In the Name of Jesus

While a variety of theories have been postulated for the name of Canada, its origin is now accepted as coming from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning ‘village’ or ‘settlement’. In 1535, indigenous inhabitants of the present-day Quebec City region used the word to direct French explorer Jacques Cartier to the village of Stadacona. Cartier later used the word Canada to refer not only to that particular village but to the entire area subject to Donnacona (the chief at Stadacona).

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There is very little that pains me more or cuts me more deeply than to hear the name of Jesus used flippantly, or worse, as a swear word. The name I love more than anything else, the name that is above all other names, the wonderful name of the One who loved them enough to bear their punishment on a Roman Cross, used as a curse word is heartbreaking. For those of us who love Him and serve Him because of that love, we are called to do everything in His name. Colossians 3:17 says this, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” There are so many reasons why we do everything in His name. When we do what we do in His name, His power and authority goes with us. In His name, people are redeemed, healed, set free, delivered, empowered, transformed, renewed. In His name, the powers of darkness are overthrown. In His name, all that is wrong will be made right. Justice will prevail, inhumanity will be punished. In the name above all names. The name of Jesus.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley