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Ten words of grace #3 june 5, 2011

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  • 1. Exodus 20:7You shall not misuse the name ofthe LORD your God, for the LORDwill not hold anyone guiltless whomisuses his name.
  • 2. Genesis 13:4There Abram called on the nameof the LORD.
  • 3. Psalm 20:7Some trust in chariots and some inhorses, but we trust in the nameof the LORD our God.
  • 4. Psalm 113:1-3Praise the LORD, you his servants;praise the name of the LORD. Letthe name of the LORD be praised,both now and forevermore. From therising of the sun to the place where itsets, the name of the LORD is to bepraised.
  • 5. In Scripture, theNAME of God andthe PERSON ofGod are so closelyintertwined, theyare often usedinterchangeably!
  • 6. God‟s name, Yahweh or Jehovah – most often translated “LORD” Meaning = “I am” The covenant name of God!
  • 7. Leviticus 24:16Anyone who blasphemes the nameof the LORD must be put to death.The entire assembly must stonehim. Whether an alien ornative-born, when he blasphemesthe Name, he must be put to death.
  • 8. Matthew 6:9Our Father in heaven, hallowed beyour name.
  • 9. Exodus 20:7You shall not misuse the nameof the LORD your God, for theLORD will not hold anyoneguiltless who misuses his name.
  • 10. God‟s name/person intertwined To treat His name as worthlessIs to treat His person as worthless
  • 11. “He made a name for himself?” reputation
  • 12. Common misuses of God‟s name:1. A routine exclamation – “Oh my God!” (OMG); “Oh God!”; “Jesus Christ!”; “Christ!”
  • 13. Common misuses of God‟s name:2. A “necessary” validation – “I swear to God I will . . .”
  • 14. Deuteronomy 10:20Fear the LORD your God andserve him. Hold fast to him andtake your oaths in his name.
  • 15. Leviticus 19:12Do NOT swear falsely by myname and so profane the name ofyour God. I am the LORD.
  • 16. Matthew 5:34-35But I tell you, do not swear an oathat all: either by heaven, for it isGod‟s throne; or by the earth, for itis his footstool; or by Jerusalem,for it is the city of the Great King.
  • 17. Matthew 5:36-37And do not swear by your head,for you cannot make even one hairwhite or black. Simply let your„Yes‟ be „Yes,‟ and your „No,‟ „No‟;anything beyond this comes fromthe evil one.
  • 18. Common misuses of God‟s name:1. A routine exclamation2. A “necessary validation”3. An angry condemnation – “G__ d___ ... !”
  • 19. Common misuses of God‟s name:1. A routine exclamation2. A “necessary” validation3. An angry condemnation4. A meaningless trivialization – “Praise the Lord!”
  • 20. How should we use God‟s name?1. As a call to priority!
  • 21. Philippians 2:9-10Therefore God exalted him to thehighest place and gave him thename that is above every name,that at the name of Jesusevery knee should bow, in heavenand on earth and under the earth.
  • 22. How should we use God‟s name?1. As a call to priority!2. As a call to integrity!
  • 23. Colossians 3:17And whatever you do, whether inword or deed, do it all in thename of the Lord Jesus, givingthanks to God the Father throughhim.
  • 24. How should we use God‟s name?1. As a call to priority!2. As a call to integrity!3. As a call to intimacy!
  • 25. Exodus 20:7You shall not misuse the name ofthe LORD your God, for the LORDwill not hold anyone guiltless whomisuses his name.
  • 26. John 1:12Yet to all who received him, tothose who believed in his name,he gave the right to becomechildren of God.
  • 27. John 16:23In that day you will no longer askme anything. I tell you the truth,my Father will give you whateveryou ask in my name.
  • 28. Romans 6:23For the wagesof sin is death,but the gift ofGod is eternallife in ChristJesus our Lord.
  • 29. “You can’t walk barefoot downMt. Sinai and be the same person you were when you went up!”
  • 30. Don‟t misuse the name of God! Rather use it as . . . 1. A call to priority! 2. A call to integrity! 3. A call to intimacy!
  • 31. ‘11Rediscovering the Good News that We Dare Not Forget! Next Sunday A Festive Day of REST! Lord’s Day Reading #38
  • 32. When you honorGod’s Name – you honor God! Are you honoring his name with your speech?