Sermon Series
  • 1. Knowing The Name Of God

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2005
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    Names are important to us because they often do more than just identify an individual; they can actually reveal who a person is, and what he or she is like.

    During a job interview, a woman was asked to give her name. She replied, “My name is Lilly.” When the boss wanted to know why she was named after a flower, she told him, “My parents gave me that name because when I was born a lily fell on me from the sky.” A couple days later, the boss interviewed ...read more

  • 2. God The Creator (Elohim)

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2005
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    Turn with me to Genesis 1 and follow along as I read the opening verses. I’ll insert this Hebrew name as I read: “In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth.

    Because I have three first names, people often don’t know what to call me. I can see the hesitation on their faces. Is his name Brian or is it Bill? My middle name is John so I like to say when you use my full name three guys come running! I’ve gone by many names in my life… Ibam – This ...read more

  • 3. God The Lord (Adonai)

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2005
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    When we say that God is Adonai, we are stating that He is Lord of all and that He is supreme over His subjects.

    This week I saw someone I don’t know real well and called out her name. I thought I got it right but as soon as I said it I realized that I had used a shortened form of her proper name, and she wasn’t too happy about it. She corrected me quickly and told me what she prefers to be called. I ...read more

  • 4. God Our Peace (Jehovah Shalom)

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2005
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    He is Jehovah Shalom, the God of Peace.

    In the Hobbit, which is Tolkien’s prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Bilbo Baggins and his friends finally find the riches they were searching for and “talked delightedly of the recovery of their treasure.” But then, almost immediately, the cold dark mountain began to rumble because ...read more

  • 5. God Our Provider (Jehovah Jireh)

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2005
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    This morning our focus is on another name for God. He is Jehovah Jireh, God our Provider.

    You may have heard about the guy who fell off a cliff and on his way down he was able to grab onto a tree branch jutting out from the face of the rock. As he hung there reviewing his options, he started yelling, “Is anyone up there?” He was surprised to hear a voice say to him, “Yes, this is God.” ...read more

  • 6. God The Covenant Keeper (Yahweh)

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2005
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    Let’s turn to Exodus 3 where we are introduced to the meaning, the majesty, and the mystery of the name Yahweh.

    Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d begin with “The Top Ten Lines” that may have been used by Adam when he courted Eve. 10. You know you’re the only one for me. 9. Do you come here often? 8. Trust me, this was meant to be! (I tried this one out on Beth when we were dating – it ...read more

  • 7. God The Almighty (El Shaddai)

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2005
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    When the two words are put together, El Shaddai means the “One mighty to nourish and satisfy.”

    A week ago yesterday I was overwhelmed by an ocean of orange as Beth and I were invited to the Wisconsin/Illinois game. I was decked out in a red hat with a big white “W” emblazoned on it and wore a Bucky Badger shirt. As I looked around Assembly Hall I only saw about five others wearing the colors ...read more

  • 8. The God Who Is There (Jehovah Shammah)

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2005
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    This name means, “God is there.”

    My mind goes back to an experience I had when we served as missionaries in Mexico City. One day I took the Metro (subway) to the far southern part of the city to teach English to a couple businessmen. I had to make several transfers to different lines and finally arrived at my stop about an hour ...read more

  • 9. God The Healer (Jehovah Rapha)

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2005
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    This morning our focus is on yet another name for God – Jehovah Rapha, the God who heals.

    Beth and I were out on a driving date Monday night. It’s one of our favorite things to do. We just get in the car, pick up a couple decafs and talk while we cruise the town. As we were going down one street, we saw three young women walking to their car. I slowed down because it was icy and just ...read more

  • 10. God Of Power (Jehovah Sabaoth)

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2005
    based on 37 ratings
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    The name of God that we are studying today is Jehovah Sabaoth, which at its root, refers to a captain or general who commands a mighty army.

    I have never served in the service or gone off to war but I certainly got into skirmishes with my sisters when I was growing up! I celebrated a birthday milestone this past week and my siblings sent me cards that show the war is not over. Let me read three of them to you. Happy Birthday to a ...read more

  • 11. God Is My Banner (Jehovah Nissi)

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2005
    based on 74 ratings
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    The name we are focusing on today is Jehovah Nissi, which means, “God is my Banner.”

    Today we conclude our sermon series called, “What God Goes By.” Let’s begin with a matching quiz to see how well you know the names of God. 1. Elohim a. The Covenant Keeper 2. Adonai b. God the Healer 3. Jehovah Shalom c. The God Who is There 4. Jehovah Jireh d. God of the Angel Armies ...read more