Becoming a Christian and serving God is not about us. It started with God and it ends with God, and in the middle it is all about God.
It is for His name that we live and serve.
OUR SINS WERE FORGIVEN FOR HIS NAME'S SAKE:
1 John 2:12 ESV I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name's sake.
FOR HIS "NAME'S SAKE" WE LABOR AND FAINT NOT:
Revelation 2:1-3 ESV “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. (2) “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. (3) I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary.
3 John 1:7 ESV For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.
HATED FOR HIS NAME'S SAKE:
Matthew 10:21-22 ESV Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, (22) and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Matthew 24:9-10 ESV “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. (10) And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.
LEAVING EVERYTHING FOR HIS NAME'S SAKE:
Matthew 19:29 ESV And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.
SUFFERING FOR HIS NAME'S SAKE:
Acts 9:16 ESV For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”
APOSTLES FOR HIS NAME'S SAKE:
Romans 1:5 ESV through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations,
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.