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Series: THE NAMES OF GOD
Dr. Chuck McAlister
Jeremiah 23:5-6 and Philippians 3:8-11
(A) Series: THE NAMES OF GOD ... Knowing God: The Answer to your greatest needs.
... The names of God are God revealing Himself to His people at the point of their greatest need.
1- As we accommodate ourselves to what we learn about God ... we get to know God better .. you get closer to God ... by learning Who He is.
2- As you follow the history of Israel, God's people ... you notice how God revealed Himself to them by revealing His names to them.
3- He revealed Himself to them as:
a- Elohim ... The Answer to Their Need for a Purpose...But His people seem to flounder with no purpose.
b- Adonai ...The Answer to Their Need for Significance ... But they are captive people, with no sense of significance.
c- El Elyon and El Shaddai ...The Answer to Their Need for Power ...But they are subservient to the very people they were supposed to conquer ... they have no power.
d- Jehovah and Jehovah Jireh ...The Answer to Their Immediate Needs... But they lack the provisions they need for daily life.
e- Jehovah Rophe ... The Answer to Their Hurts ... But they are broken and in need of healing.
f- Jehovah Nissi ...The Answer to Their Need for Help ... But they are a defeated and struggling people.
g- Jehovah M-Kiddish and Jehovah Shalom ... The Answer to Their Need for Peace ... But they are a corrupt people who have lost their peace.
4- At King Solomon's death, the kingdom of Israel was divided ... the 10 tribes to the north set up their capital in Samaria and took the name "Israel."
5- The other 2 tribes, Benjamin and Judah, formed the Southern Kingdom of Judah and kept Jerusalem as their capital.
6- Because God's people refused to get close to God ... to accommodate their lives to what He wa ...
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