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The Name Above Every Name (8 of 15)
Series: Studies In Philippians
Dr. Stan Coffey
If you have your Bible I want us to again turn to the book of Philippians 2:9-11. I would like to speak today on the subject, "The Name Above Every Name." We are going to lift up His name a little while this morning in praise as we study the Word of God.
Philippians 2:9-11 "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Shakespeare once said that a rose called by any other name would still be a rose. He said there is nothing in a name, but in a sense he is wrong. I can prove that to you very simply this morning because if I were to give you a check signed by my name for a million dollars, it would be absolutely worthless! If Rockefeller were to give you a check in that amount with his name upon it, it would be worth a great deal to you. Names do mean something.
If you will think with me just for a moment you will understand that this is true. The name of David brings to mind the sweet singer of Israel, the one who wrote so many of the Psalms. The name of Moses brings to mind the great lawgiver, the great prophet of God. The name of Solomon makes us think of wisdom and of wealth. The name of John Wesley makes us think of Methodism and the name of Henry Ford makes us think of the automobile industry. And the name of Billy Graham makes us think of evangelism and of thousands of people coming to know Jesus Christ as Savior. Names do mean something.
And you know you ought to put a high value on your name. On what people think of when your name is mentioned. The Bible says a good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. But today, I want to lift up the greatest name, the name which is the ...
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