Summary: Ever had your name called? It can be a joyful experience or a horible experience. It all depends on the situation.
Introduction: God know your name and He is continually attempting to have a love realtionship with you. He calls us by our name. There is nothing more personal than our own name. Have you ever been called by the wrong name?
**There are (4) four distinct times God calls our name.
1.) THE CALL TO SALVATION: Acts 9:1-6
*It is a Personal call. Verse 4 (Saul, Saul)
*It is a Powerful call. Verse 4 (He fell to the earth)
*It is a Persuasive call. Verse 5 (Hard for thee)
* It is a Passing call. Rev. 3:20 (I stand at the door)
2.) THE CALL TO A TOTAL SURRENDER Acts 20: 17-24
*It is a Costly call. Verse 17-20 (Many tears, trials)
*It is a Converting call. Verse 21 (Testifying to Jews & Greeks...repent)
*It is a Continual call. Verse 24 (Finish my course w/joy)
3.)THE CALL TO MEET DEATH: 2 Timothy 4:6-8
*It is a Definite call. Verse 6 (The time of departure)
*It is a Defiant call. Verse 6 (Is at hand)
*It is a Deliberate call. Verse 7 (finished my course)
*It is a Departing call. verse 6 (My departure is at hand)