by Kerry Shook

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The Name (3 of 7)
Series: Unshakable - 10 Truths for a Rock-Solid Life
Pastor Kerry Shook

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• Exodus 20:7 (NASB)

Jehovah Jireh: The Lord is my provider

Jehovah Rapha: The Lord is my healer

Jehovah Shalom: The Lord is my peace

• Isaiah 2:4 (NLT)


Well, we're in a series on the Ten Commandments because God gave us ten truths upon which we can build indestructible relationships and unshakable lives. And we're looking at the Third Commandment today.

Now, the first four commandments are all about our relationship to God. The last six commandments that we'll get into are all about our relationships with each other, and the Ten Commandments are the only foundation upon which you can build a strong family, a strong marriage, a strong relationship and an unshakable life.

And so if you'll open your Bibles to Exodus Chapter 20 and would you stand in honor of God's word and just read this out loud with me? Commandment number three ... just read it out loud with me.

"You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes his name in vain."

God, I thank you for your name and what it represents, and I just pray today in the next few moments that you would just make your presence so felt in this place, and I pray for all of satellite campuses and for all of those worshiping with us throughout the broadcast ministry, wherever they are in the world, that you would meet them right where they are. We know that you set up this divine appointment even before you created us. Even before you created the world, you knew that we would be here at this moment in time and that you would be here to meet with us. And Lord, I know that there are many burdens and hurts, many broken hearts and broken relationships, and I pray that you would just come right in and bring healing today and work miracles today. For it's in your name, Jesus, we pray. Amen.

You can be seated.

Now why is God so sensitive about his name? It's because his name represents his character, his reputation, his authority, his power. In the Bible when parents would name their children, they would give them names that had meanings of character, character qualities like honesty and integrity and wisdom and strength and encouragement, and they would hope that as they gave that child that name that that child would grow into their name, that they would grow up to develop that character quality that would be so important in their life. And in the scripture whenever someone's life was changed, when their character was changed, many times God would change their name.
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