your name!changeDON’T
#AMPEDyouth
Saturday, March 15, 14
DON’Tchange
your name!
Ruth 1:1-2
In the days when the judges ruled, there
was a famine in the land, and a man from
Bethle...
Ruth 1:3-5
Now Elimelech, Naomi’s husband, died,
and she was left with her two sons.
They married Moabite women, one
named...
Ruth 1:6-7
When she heard in Moab that the Lord
had come to the aid of his people by
providing food for them, Naomi and
he...
Ruth 1:8-18
Then Naomi said to her two daughters–in–
law, “Go back, each of you, to your
mother’s home. May the Lord show
...
Ruth 1:8-18
But Naomi said, “Return home, my
daughters. Why would you come with me?
Am I going to have any more sons, who
...
Ruth 1:8-18
No, my daughters. It is more bitter for
me than for you, because the Lord’s
hand has gone out against me!”
At ...
Ruth 1:8-18
But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave
you or to turn back from you. Where you
go I will go, and where you ...
Ruth 1:19-21
So the two women went on until they came
to Bethlehem. When they arrived in
Bethlehem, the whole town was sti...
your name!changeDON’T
#AMPEDyouth
Saturday, March 15, 14
DON’Tchange
your name!
#AMPEDyouth
Saturday, March 15, 14
DON’Tchange
your name!
#AMPEDyouth
Saturday, March 15, 14
identity in Christ’s
DECLARATIONs
beats identity in
life’s situations.
BIG IDEA:
DON’Tchange
your name!
#AMPEDyouth
Saturd...
better to starve
in the will of God
than to eat
the enemy’s food.
DON’Tchange
your name!
#AMPEDyouth
Saturday, March 15, 14
DON’Tchange
your name!
#AMPEDyouth
Saturday, March 15, 14
it’s not so much
our situations
that change our attitude
as it is our perception of God
in our situations that
changes our...
how you view life
determines
how you do life.
DON’Tchange
your name!
#AMPEDyouth
Saturday, March 15, 14
we’ll sometimes call
people by their failures
(like “Doubting Thomas”)
but God calls us
by our futures.
DON’Tchange
your n...
the enemy knows your NAME
but calls you by your WEAKNESS
The Lord
knows your WEAKNESS
but calls you
by your name.
DON’Tcha...
Mark 5:34
He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has
healed you. Go in peace and be freed
from your suffering.”
DON’Tchange...
2 Corinthians 1:22 (NCV)
God made us his chosen people. He put
his mark on us to show that we are his,
and he put his Spir...
1 John 3:1
How great is the love the Father has
lavished on us, that we should be called
children of God! And that is what...
Isaiah 43:1
But now, this is what the Lord says—
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for ...
Exodus 15:22-25 (NLT)
Then Moses led the people of Israel away from the
Red Sea, and they moved out into the desert of Shu...
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  1. 1. your name!changeDON’T #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  2. 2. DON’Tchange your name! Ruth 1:1-2 In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. The man’s name was Elimelech, his wife’s name Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to Moab and lived there. #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  3. 3. Ruth 1:3-5 Now Elimelech, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years, both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband. DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  4. 4. Ruth 1:6-7 When she heard in Moab that the Lord had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them, Naomi and her daughters–in–law prepared to return home from there. With her two daughters–in–law she left the place where she had been living and set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah. DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  5. 5. Ruth 1:8-18 Then Naomi said to her two daughters–in– law, “Go back, each of you, to your mother’s home. May the Lord show kindness to you, as you have shown to your dead and to me. May the Lord grant that each of you will find rest in the home of another husband.” Then she kissed them and they wept aloud and said to her, “We will go back with you to your people.” DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  6. 6. Ruth 1:8-18 But Naomi said, “Return home, my daughters. Why would you come with me? Am I going to have any more sons, who could become your husbands? Return home, my daughters; I am too old to have another husband. Even if I thought there was still hope for me—even if I had a husband tonight and then gave birth to sons—would you wait until they grew up? Would you remain unmarried for them? DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  7. 7. Ruth 1:8-18 No, my daughters. It is more bitter for me than for you, because the Lord’s hand has gone out against me!” At this they wept again. Then Orpah kissed her mother–in–law good–by, but Ruth clung to her. “Look,” said Naomi, “your sister–in–law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her.” DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  8. 8. Ruth 1:8-18 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.” When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her. DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  9. 9. Ruth 1:19-21 So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem. When they arrived in Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them, and the women exclaimed, “Can this be Naomi?” “Don’t call me Naomi, ” she told them. “Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The Lord has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me.” DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  10. 10. your name!changeDON’T #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  11. 11. DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  12. 12. DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  13. 13. identity in Christ’s DECLARATIONs beats identity in life’s situations. BIG IDEA: DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  14. 14. better to starve in the will of God than to eat the enemy’s food. DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  15. 15. DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  16. 16. it’s not so much our situations that change our attitude as it is our perception of God in our situations that changes our attitude. DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  17. 17. how you view life determines how you do life. DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  18. 18. we’ll sometimes call people by their failures (like “Doubting Thomas”) but God calls us by our futures. DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  19. 19. the enemy knows your NAME but calls you by your WEAKNESS The Lord knows your WEAKNESS but calls you by your name. DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  20. 20. Mark 5:34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  21. 21. 2 Corinthians 1:22 (NCV) God made us his chosen people. He put his mark on us to show that we are his, and he put his Spirit in our hearts to be a guarantee for all he has promised. DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  22. 22. 1 John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  23. 23. Isaiah 43:1 But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14
  24. 24. Exodus 15:22-25 (NLT) Then Moses led the people of Israel away from the Red Sea, and they moved out into the desert of Shur. They traveled in this desert for three days without finding any water. When they came to the oasis of Marah, the water was too bitter to drink. So they called the place Marah (which means “bitter”). Then the people complained and turned against Moses. “What are we going to drink?” they demanded. So Moses cried out to the Lord for help, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. Moses threw it into the water, and this made the water good to drink. DON’Tchange your name! #AMPEDyouth Saturday, March 15, 14

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