Should we use the name Jesus or Lord Jesus Christ?

Should we refer to the Lord Jesus Christ as "Jesus" in our gospel preaching?

As seen in the Gospels and Acts, the Spirit carefully associates "Jesus" with the Savior's humanity, rejection, and sacrifice. Tender references to "Jesus," the lowly Sufferer, are appropriate. Primarily, though, we preach "the Lord Jesus" (Acts 11:20; 19:10). The object of sinners' faith is "the Lord Jesus Christ" (Acts 16:31; 20:21). The Spirit is evidence (John 16:7-11) that "God hath made that same Jesus... both Lord and Christ" (Acts 2:38); therefore, Spirit-empowered preaching will honor the Lord. The informality of our times calls for greater emphasis on His authority as Lord.

D. Oliver