Sermon Notes July 02, 2023

Today’s Theme: What Does Your Name Say About Your Life? 

 “My Name Is…” 

 What’s in a Name?

Some new names:         Elizabreth             Danger               Meldor             Little Sweetmeat        Alivijah       Colon          Mhavrych         Abcde        Beberly       Baby                                                                 

  1. In the Bible, a name was something significant. In ancient times, a name expressed someone’s __________________.

Genesis 2:19-20, “Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.”

How many names do we have? At least three: 

  1. A) Your name at birth. 
  2. B) Your name given by __________________. 
  3. C) Your name you will be given at _______________________.                 

Revelation 2:17 “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.”                                                                                               

Ecclesiastes 7:1, “A good name is better than fine perfume….”                                                   

John 1:43-46, “The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, He said to him, ‘Follow Me.’  Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. Philip found Nathanael and told him, ‘We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.’ ‘Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?’ Nathanael asked. ‘Come and see,’ said Philip.”

  1. Others may name us, and we may name ourselves, but only God can tell us who we _______________________________.