A Name for Every Need! by Steve Wagers

A Name for Every Need!
Steve N. Wagers
Isaiah 9:6
December 17. 2006

Sermon Outline
1. A Name for the DECISIONS of Life!
A) His Unchallenged Authority
B) His Unsurpassed Ability
2. A Name for the DEMANDS of Life!
A) A God Mighty in Creation
B) A God Mighty in Salvation
3. A Name for the DIFFICULTIES of Life!
A) He Loves Us
B) He Leads Us
4. A Name for the DISTURBANCES of Life
A) We can Rest in Him
B) We can Rely on Him

History has given us some most disparaging names. For example, we have Charles the Simple, son of Louis the Stammerer. So called for his policy of making concessions to the Norse invaders rather than fighting.

There is Ethelred the Unready (968-1016) so called because of his inability to repel the Danish invasion of England. At first he paid tribute to the Danes, but their raids continued and he was forced to abandon England for Normandy in 1013. Those who are more generous call him Ethelred the ill-advised.

Then, we have Louis the Fat, like his father, was obese. At the age of 47 because of his extreme corpulence, he was unable to mount his horse. We also find Louis the Sluggard, noted for his self-indulgence, ruled from 986 to 987 over the Franks.

A census taker was working in the hills of Arkansas. He walked up to one shed where a woman was sitting on the step. After introducing himself, the census taker said, "How many children do you have?" The woman answered, "Fo'."

The census taker then asked, "May I have their names, please?" The woman replied, "Eenie, Meenie, Minie and George." Confused, the census taker said, "Okay, that's fine. But may I ask why you
named your fourth child 'George'?" "Because we didn't want any Mo'."

Until the 14th century most people had only 1 name. In medieval England, it is estimated that, 3 out of every 5 men carried the name Henry, Robert, John, William or Richard. As towns and cities grew so did the necessity to further identify individuals and families; thus, requi ...


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