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Welcome to Voices only, where we search the internet to bring you great a cappella music.
Here’s “What a Beautiful Name” by Brooke Ligertwood and Ben Fielding. The first clip is by students at Brentwood Academy, a Christian preparatory school in Nashville, Tenn.
The name of Jesus is powerful!
“Therefore, God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so 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).
Jesus was in the beginning with God. Through him all things were created, including me and you. Isn’t that incredible? In Jesus’ name, there is life and salvation. “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13). We can live because he lives — and he conquered death!
He is King of Kings, Lord of Lords! He is one with the Most High God! He left heaven and came down so that you and I could be saved and redeemed. His love surpasses our understanding. He is victorious over death. His sacrifice on the cross tore the veil and allowed us to have a deep relationship with the Father. He is glorious, he is victorious, he is mighty, he is holy! There is power in his name!
Sometimes we forget how powerful the name of Jesus is. At the name of Jesus every knee should bow and every tongue confess that he is Lord. In the name of Jesus there is healing, comfort, peace, restoration, salvation.
My heart overflows with joy knowing that I am saved by him, and my desire is that others may come to know and encounter Jesus as well. I can’t hold all of these blessings just for myself. The people around me need to know him, too. They need to hear his name. They need to come to the knowledge of the truth and the life that there is in Christ Jesus, Lord of all. This is not only my desire, but ultimately it is God’s own desire. “This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3-4)
This second clip is by a husband and wife duo — Jerard & Jovaun.
All praise be to Christ, the King! The Kingdom belongs to him. All glory belongs to him. There is no other name like Jesus Christ! Nothing compares to his name.
Dear Lord, I praise your name! You are worthy of it all! You reign forever. I want to sing of you, I want to praise your name throughout my day and night. Teach me to live in a way that honors you, that gives you praise, honor and glory. I want my life to reflect your love and light. And I pray for all the nations and all the peoples to come to know Jesus and that at his name, every knee should bow and every tongue confess that you are Lord. Glory be to God!
“There is none like you, O Lord; you are great, and your name is great in might” (Jeremiah 10:6)
This final clip is by the 14-member a cappella group from Lee University in Cleveland, Ohio — Voices of Lee.
What a cappella song do you find especially meaningful? Send us a video link and a short description of what the song means to you. We might use your selection in a future Voices Only.
DANIELA NEVES is a student at Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City. She is a student worker for The Christian Chronicle and a translator for Luso-Africa Mission Partners (LAMP) International. She is from Lisbon, Portugal, and grew up in the Igreja de Cristo Lisboa (Lisbon Church of Christ)
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