The Names Of God
Discovering God As He Reveals Himself
Lesson 8 • March 4, 2020 • Pastor Chad Thompson
The word "shalom" means peace. Peace is an inward calmness that can exist within us regardless of our outer turmoils. Our obedience to God brings peace, and our disobedience to God disrupts peace. Jehovah is peace. He is the source of peace. And His presence means peace for us.
Lesson 6 • February 19, 2020 • Pastor Chad Thompson
As sinful, fallen creatures, we need to be healed. We need physical healing. We need emotional healing. We need spiritual healing. The name, Jehovah-Rophe, reveals the nature of God as our healer. The name means "The LORD who heals you." We learn from Israel's experience at Marah, that when we yield to God and trust Him, we position ourselves under His authority in such a way that He can turn the bitter waters of life sweet.
Jehovah-Nissi - The LORD Our Banner
Lesson 5 • February 12, 2020 • Pastor Chad Thompson
When we fight from the mountain and in the valley under the banner of Jesus, our victory is sure. He is our banner of redemption. He is our banner of spiritual warfare. However, we must understand that some battles rage on. As they do, we can become weary. We need others in our lives who can help us stay focused and connected with heaven's power so that we see victory on earth (i.e. in our lives). This lesson shows us how the name Jehovah-Nissi applies in our lives both eternally and practically.
Jehovah-Jireh - The LORD Who Provides
Lesson 4 • February 5, 2020 • Pastor Chad Thompson
God provides for our greatest need (salvation) through the finished work of Jesus (the Lamb of God) on the cross. The fact that God provides for our greatest need means that He can provide for our every need. Jehovah-Jireh foresees our needs and can make provision for our needs. But, He must not only foresee the need, He must see our obedience. When Abraham obeyed God's call, God provided for his need. This is true for us also.
Adonai - Lord and Master
Lesson 3 • January 29, 2020 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Adonai speaks to God as being Lord and Master. He does own all of creation and by virtue of that, He does own us. When we refer to God as Lord (Adonai), we are acknowledging His authority over us. The joy of God's Lordship in our lives is found in the fact that when we yield to His Lordship, He works in us and through to accomplish what we could never do on our own.