by Chuck McAlister

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Series: The Names of God
Chuck McAlister
Exodus 15:22-27


(A) Series: THE NAMES OF GOD, Knowing God: The Answer to your greatest needs.

1- We are on a journey to grow closer to God by learning His names so we can know Him better.

a- Names define our relationships, ''Dad'', ''Pastor'', ''Papa'', ''Sweetheart''!
b- In Biblical days, names not only defined relationships-but a name reflected a person's nature-the name told you who the person was!
c- Our God is so complex that no one name can adequately describe Him.
d- As we learn the names by which God is known, we learn more about who He is, and we can grow closer to Him, redefining our relationship with Him.
e- The closer you grow to God, the more you come to understand that He is, The Answer to Your Greatest Needs!

2- Thus far, we have seen how God meets our needs:

a- Elohim, my Creator, He is the Answer to My Need for a Purpose-He created me for a purpose.
b- Adonai, my Lord and Master, He is The Answer to My Need for Significance-He helps me set the priorities for my life.
c- El Elyon and El Shaddai, Almighty God, Most High and Almighty God, who nourishes

He is the Answer to My Need for Power, He is more powerful than any situation I will ever face, and He makes His power available to me.

d- Jehovah and Jehovah Jireh, The Ever Present Lord and the Lord Who Provides, He is the Answer to My Immediate Needs-He meets me in the moments of my life and provides whatever I need.

3- This morning we turn our attention to the name for our God that should bring us great comfort, He is Jehovah Rophe, The Lord Who Heals You.

a- The word ''rophe'' occurs about 60 times in the Old Testament and means to heal, to restore, or to cure.
b- God combined His name, Jehovah, with rophe, to reveal Himself to us as our only source of wholeness and healing.
c- He is the Answer to My Hurt, He alone can take the bitter experiences of my life a ...

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