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Hello! My Name Is…

Introduction

As things continue to open up, two things will be apparent. First, we have a bunch of new faces joining us. Second, some of the familiar faces may seem new because it’s been a while since we’ve been together. It will be great to bump elbows, wave, smile, chat, and get to know you! All of these things help us know each other better. The Bible introduces God by many different names – each displaying a different facet of His character. These names are important because they show us who our Creator and Savior is and how a relationship with Him can impact our lives.

Almighty

June 12/13, 2021 • June 13, 2021 • Rusty Coram

El Shaddai is a Hebrew name meaning ‘God Almighty’ or ‘All Sufficient’. Either definition works because God is power and provision. With great compassion, He meets all our needs and gives us strength.

Provider

June 19/20, 2021 • June 20, 2021 • Rusty Coram

Jehovah Jireh means, “the Lord will provide.” If you are alive, you’re going to face trials. We can take comfort in knowing God is trustworthy and will see us through every trial – big or small.

Peace Giver

June 26/27, 2021 • June 27, 2021 • Rusty Coram

Jehovah Shalom means, “the Lord is Peace.” God brings calm where there is chaos and stability where there is struggle. This was true in the early days of Scripture and it’s still true today.

The Rock

July 3/4, 2021 • July 4, 2021 • Rusty Coram

El Sali is the Lord, my strength or rock. When we are weary or falling apart, God gives us the strength we need to carry on. In fact, His power lives inside of us and allows us to do impossible things.

He Who Sees

July 10/11, 2021 • July 11, 2021 • Rusty Coram

El Roi is the God who sees me. When we feel our most vulnerable, the most invisible, we can find hope and power in God who cares for us faithfully.

Shepherd

July 17/18, 2021 • July 18, 2021 • Rusty Coram

Jehovah Raah means the Lord is my Shepherd. He watches over us day and night, and cares for our every need. He doesn’t just want us to survive, but to thrive. We can find rest in His care and protection.

Healer

July 24/25, 2021 • July 25, 2021 • Rusty Coram

Jehovah Rapha is God who heals. Whether we’re suffering physically, spiritually or mentally, we can call on Him to restore us to health, even freedom, from past hurts and sin.

Jealous

July 31/August 1, 2021 • August 1, 2021 • Rusty Coram

Jehovah Qanna refers to God as jealous. This is perhaps one of the most confusing names, but it actually makes perfect sense. God only wants the best for us which He alone can provide. It pains Him to watch us turn to false sources for fulfillment and happiness.

Protector

August 8/9, 2021 • August 8, 2021 • Rusty Coram

Jehovah Shammah is a Hebrew name meaning, “God is there.” That means He is a present, active part of our lives. He is attentive to our every need, and never leaves us to wander on our own.

With Us

August 14/15, 2021 • August 15, 2021 • Rusty Coram

Emmanuel means, “God with Us.” We frequently hear this name at Christmas, as God sent His son, Jesus, to live with us on earth. Followers of Christ have assurance far beyond the Christmas story, in knowing that because of what Jesus did, we will share eternity with Him in heaven.