Tell them His name!

Talking about a friend of his, Paul Newsham once told a story that relates how the Holy Spirit keeps a testimony in different cultures.

A missionary went to an African tribe that had had little contact with white people. When he arrived, they were in the middle of a ceremony which was remarkably like our Communion. Because he was a linguist, he was able to understand a lot of what was said. When they got to the end of the ceremony they said, “We do this in memory of him whose name we cannot remember.”

At that point, the missionary stood and said, “I want to tell you His name. His name is Jesus!”

The Holy Spirit continues to testify of Jesus Christ in the lives of people, but they need to know His name.

Tell them His name!

“There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved,” Acts 4:12.

“Therefore, God elevated Him to the place of highest honor and gave Him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father,” Philippians 2:9-11.

It’s one thing for the Gospel to be demonstrated in our lives, but we still need to tell others the name of the One we serve who can save their souls.

Tell them His name!