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Series: What is His Name?
Pastor Jeff Schreve
If you have your Bibles please turn to Exodus chapter 3. We're going to start a new series today entitled "What is His Name?" Now names are an interesting thing. Many parents when they're getting ready to have a baby they will agonize over what name to name their child. Debbie and I went through all sorts of names you know we got the book The Baby Names and went how does this sound? And then you have family names should we have a family name in there? And we spent a lot of time thinking about names, the meaning of names, unless you're Frank Zappa and you name your kid Moon Unit and Weevil, you didn't think a lot about that. But you know sometimes you get a bad name, your parents give you something they thought sounded good and it just didn't end up very good, or you get married and then the new name just doesn't work. I had a friend of mine his sister was named Kimberly, she married a man named Wimberly, she was Kimberly Wimberly. That's kind of a bad deal, you know. So sometimes those things happen and sometimes in life you get a nickname. A nickname that has to do with maybe some of your physical characteristics sometimes if you're red-headed, people calls you Red. There's a dear lady I know and she's red-headed, and people call her Rusty because that just kind of fits her. Or if you do something special maybe, you get a nickname often in sports. We give people nicknames because of things that they do on the field or on the court. Jerry West had a nickname he was called Mr. Clutch because he was such a clutch player and they always wanted Jerry West to take the last shot. Pete Maravich was called Pistol Pete because he was such an incredible shooter. Ervin Johnson such an incredible basketball player everybody called him Magic, Magic Johnson. Joe Namath was known as Broadway Joe because he was so flashy. Reggie Jackson was known as Mr. October because he always played ...
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