Sermons by Donnie Johnson (Page 3)
God reveals to us a name that speaks to the kind of relationship He desires to have with us. He says that He is our “Abba,” or father. This is not the formal “Father” that we often think about, but the informal “Daddy” that children use with their parent. God wants us to have that kind of intimate familiar relationship with Him.
The Hebrew word for peace is “Shalom,” and it means so much more than simply the absence of conflict. It means to be complete, fulfilled, and whole. God reveals Himself as the God of peace through His name Jehovah Shalom.
Abraham was called to sacrifice his only son; the son of promise. Abraham trusted God, and in doing so came to know God as the One who provides: Jehovah Jireh. Just as God promised a ram in the place of Isaac, so God has provided a lamb to be sacrificed in our place; His own Son, Jesus Christ.
God’s names reveal various aspects of His character. This week we study God’s most personal name: the name Yahweh, meaning “I AM.”
Names have meaning. There is a personal connection when someone recognizes you by name. God is referenced by many names throught the bible. Today let us look at the first name He is referenced by. Elohim, a plural non-personal title meaning strength and power. He is the power to create the universe and the strength of recreate you new.
As Christians, we can have a tendency to lose the passion and motivation we experienced as new believers. When that happens, John gives us three steps we can take to refuel our passion: Remember, Repent, and Return.
Philippians 4:4-9 Philippians 4:6-7 Matthew 6:25-34
We live in a culture of anxiousness brought on by technology, over-information and social disconnection. When we try to address this anxiousness we too often don’t put prayer at the top priority. Paul tells us, in the letter of Philippians, to not be anxious, but to pray and let the peace of God guard your heart and mind.
Consistent reading of scripture can have a very powerful impact. We pray that you can move from a feeling of obligation and becomes a time of great pleasure.
Being Jesus people means being bible people. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.
The wisemen of the Christmas story is a bit unexpected. What was neat is they enter the story with the desire to worship the new King Jesus, that is all. Where king Herod desired to kill Jesus. We need to dethrone the “mini-king” Herod in our hearts and worship Jesus just because of who He is.