Category Archives: Names of God

New Beginnings • October 5, 2008

This sermon concludes the series on names of God. This week, it’s more of a description than a proper name: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.”

What can it mean to us to say that God is our beginning, and our end? Listen or watch as we discover insight about the power and presence of God. These names can be key to our understanding of life.

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Seeing-Eye God • September 28, 2008

We’re continuing our series on names of God. This sermon examines the name El-Roi, the God who sees.

What does it mean to know that God sees me, that God is watching out for me? How could my life change if I really believed that God never let me out of sight?

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Back to Our Roots • September 21, 2008

If Christianity had a slogan, what would it be?

  • Get more of what you want!
  • The ultimate fire insurance!
  • Discover your sense of superiority.

All kidding and misguided theology aside, what phrase would sum up the central Christian message?

This sermon looks at a name of God that captures the core message of the earliest Christians.

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The One Whose Name Dare Not Be Spoken! • September 14, 2008

Did you know that near the end of Old Testament times, people were afraid to even say the name of God? Rather than using a proper name for the Deity, they substituted other titles.

But then along came Jesus, and he went in completely the other direction. He referred to God with a name that is surprisingly informal and intimate. Listen or watch as we explore that powerful name of God.

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How Good Is Good Enough? • September 7, 2008

We’re continuing our sermon series that explores the names of God given in scripture.

This week: Yahweh Tsidkenu. Embedded in this mysterious name lies the single most important spiritual truth ever revealed.  Understand this name, and you will understand life.

Sound like a grandiose and over-the-top claim? Listen or watch to find out.

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Surrounded by Love • August 31, 2008

With our current sermon series, we’re exploring names of God given in scripture. Each name provides insight into the nature of God and how we should relate to God.

This week: El Shaddai, which is usually translated “God Almighty.” But there’s a lot more to this name, including a root meaning that might be startling to some.

Listen or watch as we dig into new ways of understanding and relating to God.

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Cradled in God’s Arms • August 24, 2008

With our current sermon series, we’re exploring names of God given in scripture. Each name provides insight into the nature of God and how we should relate to God.

This week: Jehovah Jireh, which means “God who provides” or “God will see to it.” What does it mean to us to know that God will provide? Join us as we dig into this fascinating and powerful aspect of God’s character.

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Divine Chaos • August 17, 2008

This sermon begins a new series on the names of God that are found in scripture. Each name is uniquely descriptive, and can give us precious insight into the character and nature of God.

This week, we look at “I AM”, the name God used when encountering Moses at the burning bush. “I AM” is also the root behind the Hebrew name YAHWEH. As we see in this sermon, God is letting us know that God will not be controlled by us — an insight that has profound meaning for how I relate to God, and how I live.

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