The Name of Jesus

4/11/08 UPDATE
This time the top 8 of American Idol sang the same song but said, "My Jesus..." You can see it here.


Tonight on American Idol I was told they sang 'Shout to the Lord', so not having a tv, I found the clip on youtube and noticed right off that they changed the words!

Well, they changed One Word... the MOST IMPORTANT WORD... JESUS.

The song begins with, 'My Jesus, my Saviour...' but they sang 'My shepherd, my saviour..."

The name of Jesus was never mentioned so for all we know, they could be singing about a new age guru shepherd.

Why is the Name of Jesus important?

Let's look at what the Bible says:

  1. Matthew 1:21
    And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
    Matthew 1:20-22 (in Context) Matthew 1 (Whole Chapter)
  2. Matthew 1:25
    And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
    Matthew 1:24-25 (in Context) Matthew 1 (Whole Chapter)
  3. Mark 9:39
    But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
    Mark 9:38-40 (in Context) Mark 9 (Whole Chapter)
  4. Luke 1:31
    And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
    Luke 1:30-32 (in Context) Luke 1 (Whole Chapter)
  5. Luke 2:21
    And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
    Luke 2:20-22 (in Context) Luke 2 (Whole Chapter)
  6. John 20:31
    But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
    John 20:30-31 (in Context) John 20 (Whole Chapter)
  7. Acts 2:38
    Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
    Acts 2:37-39 (in Context) Acts 2 (Whole Chapter)
  8. Acts 3:6
    Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
    Acts 3:5-7 (in Context) Acts 3 (Whole Chapter)
  9. Acts 4:10
    Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
    Acts 4:9-11 (in Context) Acts 4 (Whole Chapter)
  10. Acts 4:18
    And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
    Acts 4:17-19 (in Context) Acts 4 (Whole Chapter)
  11. Acts 4:30
    By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
    Acts 4:29-31 (in Context) Acts 4 (Whole Chapter)
  12. Acts 5:40
    And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
    Acts 5:39-41 (in Context) Acts 5 (Whole Chapter)
  13. Acts 8:12
    But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
    Acts 8:11-13 (in Context) Acts 8 (Whole Chapter)
  14. Acts 8:16
    (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
    Acts 8:15-17 (in Context) Acts 8 (Whole Chapter)
  15. Acts 9:27
    But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.
    Acts 9:26-28 (in Context) Acts 9 (Whole Chapter)
  16. Acts 9:29
    And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.
    Acts 9:28-30 (in Context) Acts 9 (Whole Chapter)
  17. Acts 15:26
    Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Acts 15:25-27 (in Context) Acts 15 (Whole Chapter)
  18. Acts 16:18
    And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
    Acts 16:17-19 (in Context) Acts 16 (Whole Chapter)
  19. Acts 19:5
    When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
    Acts 19:4-6 (in Context) Acts 19 (Whole Chapter)
  20. Acts 19:13
    Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the LORD Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.
    Acts 19:12-14 (in Context) Acts 19 (Whole Chapter)
  21. Acts 19:17
    And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
    Acts 19:16-18 (in Context) Acts 19 (Whole Chapter)
  22. Acts 21:13
    Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
    Acts 21:12-14 (in Context) Acts 21 (Whole Chapter)
  23. Acts 26:9
    I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
    Acts 26:8-10 (in Context) Acts 26 (Whole Chapter)
  24. 1 Corinthians 1:2
    Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their's and our's:
    1 Corinthians 1:1-3 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 1 (Whole Chapter)
  25. 1 Corinthians 1:10
    Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
    1 Corinthians 1:9-11 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 1 (Whole Chapter)
  26. 1 Corinthians 5:4
    In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    1 Corinthians 5:3-5 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 5 (Whole Chapter)
  27. 1 Corinthians 6:11
    And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
    1 Corinthians 6:10-12 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 6 (Whole Chapter)
  28. Ephesians 5:20
    Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
    Ephesians 5:19-21 (in Context) Ephesians 5 (Whole Chapter)
  29. Philippians 2:10
    That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
    Philippians 2:9-11 (in Context) Philippians 2 (Whole Chapter)
  30. Colossians 3:17
    And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
    Colossians 3:16-18 (in Context) Colossians 3 (Whole Chapter)
  31. 2 Thessalonians 1:12
    That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 (in Context) 2 Thessalonians 1 (Whole Chapter)
  32. 2 Thessalonians 3:6
    Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
    2 Thessalonians 3:5-7 (in Context) 2 Thessalonians 3 (Whole Chapter)
  33. 1 John 3:23
    And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
    1 John 3:22-24 (in Context) 1 John 3 (Whole Chapter)


  1. Thank you so much for the list of scriptures. Reading them all together gives an impact of how important the name is.
    Some Believers are now saying that we must call Jesus by His birth name: "Yeshua".
    I believe that the purpose is to get back to the Jewish roots of Jesus because at the Council of Niea, and, the Nicean Creed, in the 300's Constantine & "they" created a false church, calling it christianity and making Jesus to appear to be Greekish, rather than of Isreal, Jewish.

    The deliverance intercessors are praying to bring the times (the calendar feasts changed to pagan worship days) and all things back into order before Faith in Jesus got made into a false church.
    The foundations got moved, pray now to line back up onto the true foundation. Remove the counterfit.

    This is new information to me and I am pondering it. It seems odd to start saying "Yeshua" rather than "Jesus", but if that is actually His birth name, we should be calling Him by that, because the name is so powerful.
    Sometimes I say "Jehovah" just to make sure people know Which God I am talking about.
    Signed, anonymous blogger.


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