Sermon Series
  • 1. Avoiding Idolatry

    Contributed on Feb 21, 2011
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    Why should we spend so much time learning about the names of God? Our biggest danger is making up our own God, which the Bible calls idolatry, and the names of God teach us who God is and what He is like. Do we have a problem with idolatry today?

    Purpose: To show the dangers of idolatry. Aim: I want the listener to commit to learning more about God by studying God’s names as a cure for idolatry. INTRODUCTION: Starting next Sunday morning I intend for us to begin a journey together exploring 25 of the most common names for God in the Old ...read more

  • 2. Yahweh "The Eternally Self-Existent One"

    Contributed on Mar 6, 2011
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    Even though we find the name Yahweh in the Bible many times before Moses’ encounter with God at the burning bush, it is the first time that the name is explained to us.The name Yahweh is used more than any other name for God in the Old Testament. It occur

    Purpose: To describe the comprehensive nature of the name Yahweh. Aim: I want the listener to gain a deeper affection and reverence for God. INTRODUCTION: The first name for God in the Bible (Genesis 1:1) is the Hebrew name "Elohim" which reveals God as "The Mighty or Strong One" and often ...read more

  • 3. Adonai "The Supreme Lord"

    Contributed on Mar 13, 2011
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    Today we are going to learn that the name "Adonai" is different from most of the other names for God because it describes a relationship with God and not just characteristic of God. We are all born with the mistaken idea that we are owners. We talk about

    Purpose: To extol the lordship of God over our lives. Aim: I want the listener to see themselves as God's slave. INTRODUCTION: Today we are going to learn that the name "Adonai" is different from most of the other names for God because it describes a relationship with God and not just ...read more

  • 4. El Shaddai "The Almighty All-Sufficient God Who Protects And Provides"

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2011
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    What will it take to make you happy? You may be thinking that you need God to meet a material or money need that you have. You may want God to restore a broken relationship. You may have a physical weakness or disease that you would like to see God cure.

    Purpose: To magnify God's ability to do everything He promises. Aim: I want the listener to gain great confidence in God's ultimate plan to bless His own. INTRODUCTION: What will it take to make you happy? You may be thinking that you need God to meet a material or money need that you have. ...read more

  • 5. El Shaddai Pt 2 "The Almighty All-Sufficient God Who Protects And Provides"

    Contributed on Apr 11, 2011
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    We all have needs, those needs may be physical, financial, or emotional like joy or happiness, but every one of us has needs. How can our needs be met? We are studying what the name El Shaddai means because we need to know that we are protected and pro

    Purpose: To magnify God's ability to do everything He promises. Aim: I want the listener to gain great confidence in God's ultimate plan to bless His own. INTRODUCTION: We all have needs, those needs may be physical, financial, or emotional like joy or happiness, but every one of us has needs. ...read more

  • 6. El-Elyon "The God Most High’

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2011
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    How many Gods are there? If there is only one God then does it matter how we worship Him? While it is true that there is only one true God, the Bible makes it clear that there are many gods.

    Purpose: To see that God is superior to all things. Aim: I want the listener to gain more reverence for God. INTRODUCTION: How many Gods are there? Over the years, I have heard many people say that because there is only one God it does not matter what church you go to in order to worship Him. ...read more

  • 7. El-Olam "The Everlasting God"

    Contributed on May 1, 2011
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    No doubt, it had been a difficult 25 years, but now the new parents were enjoying their new baby son.Remember though, that God had also promised Abraham that his descendents (through Isaac) would inherit the country they were living in to be their very ow

    Purpose: To focus on the eternal nature of God. Aim: I want the listener to marvel at God's greatness because He is eternal. INTRODUCTION: Abraham received two amazing promises from God: he would have a son in his old age and his descendents would inherit a land that would belong to them ...read more

  • 8. Jehovah-Jireh “the Eternally Self Existent One Who Will Provide”

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2011
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    This name for God is revealed when Abraham faced the greatest trial of his life.

    Purpose: To exalt God as the great provider. Aim: I want the listener to rejoice in God's glorious provision of salvation. INTRODUCTION: Jehovah Jireh is one of the many compound names for God. Most of these names comes from a specific event where Jehovah (Yahweh) personally intervenes in ...read more

  • 9. Jehovah-Jireh “the Eternally Self Existent One Who Will Provide” Part 2

    Contributed on Jun 19, 2011
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    Today I want to center our thoughts around the other two words that are used for the first time in Genesis 22. The first one is the word LOVE in verse 2 and the word WORSHIP in verse 5.

    Genesis 22:1-19 Purpose: To exalt God as the great provider. Aim: I want the listener to rejoice in God's glorious provision of salvation. INTRODUCTION: As I mentioned last week, Genesis Chapter 22 contains four important words that are used for the very first time in the Bible. Last week ...read more

  • 10. Jehovah-Rapha “the Eternally Self-Existent One Who Heals”

    Contributed on Jul 3, 2011
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    Today we are going to learn why God would allow so many Jews to be thirsty and then lead them to a pool of worthless water.

    Purpose: To show how God used bitter water to display His power. Aim: I want the listener to be confident in God’s ability to solve any problem. INTRODUCTION: Today’s text occurs right after God delivered the Jews from slavery in Egypt and from the entire Egyptian army. Excitement ...read more

  • 11. Jehovah-Nissi "The Lord Is My Banner"

    Contributed on Jul 11, 2011
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    As Americans we are proud of our banner, the Stars and Stripes, but as Christians we have a much greater banner that is revealed to us here in our text.

    Purpose: To describe how Moses exalted the Lord before God's enemies. Aim: I want the listener to determine to lift up the Lord in their everyday lives. INTRODUCTION: "It was Sep 13, 1814. A young United States attorney secured permission to board a British warship in an attempt to arrange the ...read more

  • 12. Quanna "Jealous"

    Contributed on Jul 17, 2011
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    Today we are going to look at another name for God found in verse 14 of our text. Before we look at what it means for God to be jealous, let's look at why God brought up the subject of jealousy.

    Purpose: To explain how and why God is jealous God. Aim: I want the listener to have a holy reverence for God and a fear of offending Him. INTRODUCTION: Today we are going to look at another name for God found in verse 14 of our text. Before we look at what it means for God to be jealous, ...read more

  • 13. Jehovah-M'kaddesh "The Eternally Self-Existent One Who Sanctifies"

    Contributed on Jul 25, 2011
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    Have you tried and tried to be holy only to fail time and time again? If so, then the liberating truth that you need is found in God's Name Jehovah-M’Kaddesh (Jehovah Who Sanctifies).

    Purpose: To define holiness and its importance. Aim: I want the listener to pursue holiness. INTRODUCTION: One Sunday on their way home from church, a little girl turned to her mother and said, "Mommy, the preacher's sermon this morning confused me." The mother said, "Oh? Why is that?" The ...read more

  • 14. Tsur "The Rock"

    Contributed on Aug 15, 2011
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    Just as we need a constant supply of water to keep us healthy, we also need a constant supply of God's Word to keep us satisfied. I want to bring some satisfying refreshment to our dry and parched souls today.

    Purpose: To extol God as our Rock. Aim: I want the listener to admire God's power and stability. INTRODUCTION: Water is a common substance that we give very little though to. Our homes are connected to the city's water supply so any time we need water to drink, or water to wash something, or ...read more

  • 15. Jehovah-Shalom "The Eternally Self-Existent One Is Peace"

    Contributed on Aug 21, 2011
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    The lesson that Gideon had to learn before he could be used of God is that "The LORD is peace" in verse 24.

    Purpose: To explain that God is our only source for peace. Aim: I want the listener to rest assured of God's peace. INTRODUCTION: It has been more than 200 years since God revealed Himself as Jehovah-M'Kaddesh (the LORD who sets apart or makes holy). The promised land has been conquered and ...read more

  • 16. Jehovah-Rohi "The Lord Is My Shepherd"

    Contributed on Dec 4, 2011
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    It is interesting that David, who was an experienced shepherd, pictured himself as a sheep, not a shepherd.

    Purpose: To show that God is a good and tender shepherd. Aim: I want the listener to grasp a deep confidence in God’s goodness. INTRODUCTION: It is interesting to note that sheep are the most commonly mentioned animal in the Bible. When you include the term "flocks" there are over 400 times the ...read more

  • 17. Jehovah-Sabaoth "The Lord Of Hosts"

    Contributed on Dec 4, 2011
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    This name for God will change how we relate to God.A person who understands that "The Eternally Self-existent One is over Hosts" will never joke about "the Man upstairs" or that "Someone up there likes me."

    Purpose: To unfold the truth that God has all power. Aim: I want the listener to be in awe of God's strength. INTRODUCTION: Jehovah-Sabaoth (not to confused with Sabbath) is often translated "The LORD of Hosts." Sometimes the Bible uses, "LORD God of hosts" or "God of hosts." All together we ...read more