Sunday, December 15th, 2013: Names of God Series "Jehovah Shalom"

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1. Concepts of Peace:

English concept:

  1. Absence of outward conflict
  2. State of inner calm

Hebrew concept: 

December 8th, 2013: Names of God Series "Jehovah Tsidkenu"

Giving of gifts at Christmas:

  • Giver usually has a relationship with receiver
  • Gift given freely
  • There is a pressure on the receiver to return a gift of equal worth.  But, what if you cannot?

 

1. The standard:  Jehovah Tsidkenu: “The LORD our Righteousness”

  • Pronounced: juh-HO-vah tsid-KAY-noo”
  • To declare righteous, justice, or innocence

 

2. Our realization: No one is righteous

December 1st, 2013: Names of God Series "Jehovah M'Kaddesh"

1. Jehovah M’Kaddesh: “The LORD who Sanctifies”

  • Pronounced: juh-HO-vah mek-KAH-dish”

 

Sanctify defined: Makes holy

  • Can also mean dedicate, consecrate, set apart
  • Used over 700 times in the Bible

“Consecrate yourselves and be holy…follow my decrees…I am the Lord who makes you holy.”           (Lev. 20:7-8)

 

November 24th, 2013: Names of God Series "Jehovah Nissi"

1. Jehovah Nissi: “The LORD is my Banner”

  • Pronounced: juh-HO-vah NEE-see
  • Name of the altar built by Moses after defeating the Amalekites                              (Ex. 17:1-16)
  • The God who is powerful to overcome any enemy
  • Isaiah prophesies that the ”Root of Jesse” (Jesus) will stand as a banner for the peoples      (Is. 11:10-12)

 

Historical) Purpose of the Banner: 

November 3, 2013 Sermon Recap: Names of God Series "Adonai"

“Adonai” = “the Lord” (Capital “L”, rest lower case)

  • Pronounced: ah-doe-ni’
  • The term was pronounced in substitution of YHWH (LORD) which was considered too sacred to be uttered
  • Used 215 times regarding man (master, sir)
  • When used of man, it is always singular, “adon”
  • Used 300 times regarding God in Old Testament
  • When used of God, it is usually plural
  • It confirms the concept of the Trinity

 

October 27, 2013 Sermon Recap: Names of God Series "El Shaddai"

“El-Shaddai” = “God Almighty”

  • Pronounced: el-shaw-die’
  • One mighty to nourish, satisfy and supply
  • “The God of the Mountains” (God reveals Himself as El-Shaddai when He confirms his covenant with Abraham)

 

“When Abram was 99 years old, the LORD (Jehovah) appeared to him and said, ‘I am God Almighty (El-Shaddai); walk before me and be blameless.  I will confirm my covenant between Me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.’” (Gen 17:1-3)

October 20, 2013 Sermon Recap: Names of God Series "Jehovah"

 

1. Absolute self – existent One

Jehovah:  Translated “the LORD” (all capital letters)

  • Pronounced:  je-ho’-vah
  • From Hebrew – to live, life
  • He has always been, He is and He will always be!
  • All other names of God in Scripture are derived from His works except one – Jehovah
  • The most frequent name in the Old Testament occurring 6,823 times

 

October 6, 2013 Sermon Recap: Names of God Series "Elohim"

Q) What is the chief end of man?  “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.”  How well do you know God?  The goal of this series is to help you know about the person of God as revealed in His names

      and then experience Him more fully.

 

We can get to know a person through their name, roles and character: e.g. “Bob” is a father, engineer, husband, cook, musician & demonstrates humor, generosity, patience, etc.

 

“Elohim” pronounced “el-lo-heem”

September 15, 2013 Sermon Recap "Blessing Your Children"

Q) If I were to ask your children the following two questions, what would be their response?

  • Do your dad and mom tell you that they love you?
  • How do they show you their love?

You yourself may want to ask these two questions - today!

Christ valued and blessed children:

"Then little children were brought to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them and pray for them." (Matt. 19:13)

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