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August 22, 2022 6:00 am

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Welcome to the Kerwin Baptist Church broadcast today. Our name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. Look at verse 9. Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

That's what we're going to focus on tonight. This is the first petition in the Lord's Prayer, hallowed be thy name. Lord we love you and Lord we thank you for your goodness and Lord bless us as we look into your word as you have promised that it would never return void. And Lord it's been even refreshing to me as a pastor to see the interest of our people in the matter of prayer. So Lord I pray you'd continue to interest us in what I believe is the most important thing in our Christian life.

In your name we pray, amen. I didn't finish saying the reason for the handouts had so many people come on Wednesday night saying now what was point three and what was point. Now we have them up on the screens on our power points but I know as things move quickly and so I wanted you to have everything on paper pretty much. Now this is not a detailed outline.

This is a lot different than my outline but I want you to have kind of the main things and it gives you a little bit of room to jot down some things if something is said that you want to remember. All right. Hallowed be thy name. First I want you to notice the petition and that is exactly what we just said. Hallowed be thy name. Now that word hallowed if you'll notice means this.

It means to reverence or to respect but especially to reverence. Now I want you to understand that this is a petition because what Christ here is saying is that ought to be a motive of ours or an interest or a desire and our prayer is for God's name to be reverenced, to be respected. So that word hallowed means to reverence but notice this hallowed be thy name. Now what is thy name? The best way we can do it is just to give you the different phrases given for Jesus, for God in the Bible and I wanted to write these down and I'm going to let you know what they mean. If you have a pen you might want to just jot these things down so that you understand what does it mean when it says hallowed be thy name. What is thy name?

What are the names? How is God described? You got to understand that God's name is the most important thing to him. He would not let anything happen that would bring dishonor to his name. If there's any part of this Bible that wasn't true it would dishonor his name so God's not going to let that happen. If God ever made one promise to you in the Bible and he didn't keep it that would dishonor his name. So he's going to keep every promise he's made. Even if even if he didn't love us which he did which he does but even if he didn't love us he would never let anything happen to us that he's promised because it would dishonor his name so you and I have to understand for Jesus to say reverence my name you got to understand nobody reverences it or respects it more than he himself.

You got that. So thy name the first we see used in the Bible is Jehovah Jireh and this is simply the Lord will provide. Jehovah Jireh. Jehovah Jireh.

The Lord will provide. Second is Jehovah Rapha which is the Lord that healeth. You say are these different Lords? No, this is all one person. Is this on? This is all one person. Apparently the mic is only working for Brother Traxler back there. This is talking all about one person and that's our Savior who we can talk to every day.

That ought to excite you. Not only is he the Lord that provides but he's the Lord that heals. Some of us some of you need healing so you ought to be glad that he's referred to as Jehovah Rapha because he's the healer. Third is Jehovah Nissi which is the Lord our banner. Fourth is Jehovah Shalom which obviously you can figure out is the Lord our peace. Then we have Jehovah Raah which is the Lord our shepherd.

Then we have Jehovah Sadikinu which is the Lord our righteousness. Now all these names given are given to reveal to us the character of God. That's how important his name is.

Look at me folks. Why is his name so important to him? Because his name is the one thing that gives you and me insight of who he is. That's why it's so important. Listen and I'm not getting on something else while I'm here because a lot of people don't understand it and I would never want to hurt feelings.

Now we at this church and this is going to be a quick commercial so don't get nervous. We at this church accumulatively use the King James Version of the Word of God. Now there's a lot of people that use different and they really don't understand it so it makes no sense to get up to a pulpit and blast people for using something else when many of them haven't been taught. They don't know and why do we make them, why don't we act like they're some kind of an idiot or something? They don't know.

I mean they're doing the best that they've been taught and yet we get up and we become arrogant trying to get on them. But we at this church we use this for a number of reasons and probably upcoming we'll do a series and just try to update and remind everybody why we do. We're not saying that a person's some heathen because they use something different. We just believe that the King James Version of the Word of God is God's preserved Word to the English-speaking people. Which means this, you pull out the Texas Receptus which you know they people use and the Westcott and Hort translation where the other translations were given from.

The Texas Receptus is the Greek translation that we get the King James Version of the Word of God from. And so we believe that that was preserved for us and that's why we use this. Now if for no other reason, the reason we publicly and try to let people know we use the King James is so that everybody sitting here when I'm preaching we're all on the same page.

If we all have different versions then everybody's is going to say something different. And then what I'm preaching might not make sense to you because it doesn't, all these points that you're making preacher, it says it differently here. So it helps us all to have unity which we're supposed to have in church.

So you understand that. So nobody here is trying but I want you to understand why is it important every reference we believe, every way, every word is written in the King James Version of the Word of God. Why is that important? Because it's important to God. And every reference of the Lord and other versions change it. Other versions will take where they use Jehovah-Jireh and they'll put in Jehovah-Nissi. And they'll take where He uses Jehovah-Raah and they'll put some other use. And you've got to understand the Bible says every jot and tittle is important.

Bible says don't add one word or take one word away. And so I just want you to understand that why is it so important to God? Because these names, every time you read in the Word of God it is saying something about our Savior.

And that's a big deal. It's describing the one who saved us, the one who created us, the creator of the universe. It's describing Him to us so it ought to be very important. So we see the petition is hallowed, reverenced, respected, thy name. Or may your name be respected is what the petition He's asking for. Now I want you to notice secondly the priority. Why is this a priority? Why is it a priority for His name to be reverenced, for His name to be respected? Remember this is what He says is our model, prayer. So all this has to do with our prayer life, okay? Why is it so important to Him?

Well here's the reason it ought to be the priority. Number one, under this you'll see it's the priority of Christ. Now let me read you a verse if I could, if I can get the reference right here. Okay, John chapter 17, this is the prayer of intercession.

Now listen, I want you to hear this. These words spake Jesus and lifted up His eyes to heaven. Jesus is praying.

Father, the hour has come. Glorify Thy Son that Thy Son also may glorify Thee. As Thou hast given Him, or He's talking about Himself, as Thou hast given Him power over all flesh that He should give eternal life to as many as Thou hast given Him.

Everybody ought to say Amen right there. Jesus is saying you've given power to me so that I can provide eternal life to those that will receive. Verse three, and this is life eternal that they might know Thee only true God. The only true God.

That means I don't care who says what on TV, He's the only God, okay? And Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent, I have glorified Thee on the earth. I have finished the work which Thou gave us me to do.

Did you hear that? He just said I've glorified Thee on the earth which You have glorified Thee on the earth which means I have finished the work You've told me to do. The whole job of Jesus was to glorify the Father. Do you get that?

Now hear me out. So the whole point of Jesus when He was here on the earth obviously is to provide the redemption for our eternal life which glorifies the name of God. If it's that important to Christ, it's important.

So why is it a priority that His name be hallowed? You know this fancy word we say it's not that fancy folks and it's exactly a word like this that people will say well that's why I use something different a different version because it makes words where you can understand it. Dear friend, all you've got to do is get a concordance. Nowadays your phone can tell you what that word means.

It's not hard to figure out. You need to be willing to dig into God's word and find out what it says. Why is it important?

Because here's why. Somebody that will translate might say respected be Thy name. Well that's true but that doesn't give the whole meaning of what the word hallowed means. It means to be respected but it also means to be reverenced.

Respected by others, reverenced by you. So when they translate oftentimes the word will be used that has part of the meaning but not all the meaning and so I'm here to tell you it's my job to get the word and say hey this is what the whole thing means and why is it why should it be a priority for us that His name is reverenced because it was the priority of Christ when He was here on the earth. Second, it's the priority of Scripture. Not only was it the top priority of Christ when He was here, look at me, the top priority of God's word is to glorify the name of God. Everywhere you read God has to get the glory. If it's the top priority of Scripture then it should be the top priority.

Say why? Well this is the Lord. You say what do you mean? In the beginning was the word. The word was with God and the word was God. Okay so the Scripture is God. God is His word. That's why we read the Bible.

Why? Because it's just good for us to read the Bible and it'll really calm us down and give us good things. All that's true but you know why you and I read the Bible every day? Because that's God Himself speaking to us. Let me ask you this if God came in you know God came in human form through Jesus Christ obviously Jesus the Son we know that but if if God called you up and say listen I want to meet you every day at 11 o'clock right here in the front of Kerwin Baptist Church.

Now just don't miss it I'm going to be here and I want to talk to you for about 20 or 30 minutes. I guarantee you if it was something tangible we could see and He said I need to meet with you every day at 11 o'clock and this is God you'd be here we know that. Well God has an appointment every day I want to talk to you so we've got to read but we don't so everything He wanted to say to you today He didn't get to because we didn't read. Does that make sense? Isn't that a logical way of thinking? Okay so it's the it's the priority of Christ it was the priority of scripture but third it should be the priority of us. Do you know why you and I were created to be conformed to the image of Christ? You and I were literally created to glorify the Father. So why is it important in our prayer that we say Lord we want your name to be reverenced even in our prayer because His name was reverenced through Christ, His name is reverenced in scripture and His name was even reverenced through our creation. Our whole purpose here is to bring glory to the Father so if we're going to bring glory to the Father our prayers have to bring glory to the Father.

Everybody following me so far? Okay number three the plan. All right okay how is this a accomplished? Remember what is the plan for God's name to be reverenced? Hallowed be thy name.

Our prayer is that God's name is reverenced and respected. How is that done? Two ways. Number one you have to share it. Number two you have to show it.

Number two you have to show it. Let me explain. His name must be made known if anybody's going to respect it. Have you ever thought about that?

Let me put it this way. People can't reverence what people don't know. People can't respect what someone that they don't know. So in order for God's name to be glorified if you and I say hey Lord we want your name to be glorified. Well then let's get out and tell people about them because they can't respect them and they can't glorify Him and they can't reverence Him if they don't know about them. Did you ever notice that just in those three words? Four words excuse me. Hallowed be thy name.

Let me put it this way. This is it almost gives a missionary emphasis to the prayer. They have to know in quotes the name. In order for His name to be hallowed they have to know His name. So you and I have got to get out and share His name. You say well how do I share His name?

What does that mean? Oh let me tell you what His name was. His name said He's the Lord that will provide. He's the Lord that heals. He's the Lord our banner. He's the Lord our peace. He's the Lord our shepherd. He's the Lord our righteousness.

You know the way you go out and share them? Share them the names of God. What does the names of God describe? You go out and tell folks my Savior is a healer. He's a provider. He's a shepherd.

He's good to me. Hello. All you got to do is describe to them the way it was described to you in here and that brings glory to Him and they get the word of God. Okay. So that means we have to share it.

Sitting on it doesn't do it. We have to share it. Now if you're saved you can say God I want to glorify your name in my prayer life and my actions.

Now listen to me. I'm not trying to be mean but if you don't share His name with anyone else you're not glorifying His name. You're not glorifying His name.

You're not glorifying His name. You ever thought about that? Let me tell you something else you want to get a little bit deeper in thought. The more you share it the more you glorify it.

Am I the only one that's excited about that? You ever thought you'd get a whole soul winning message off hallowed be thy name? It can't be hallowed if we don't share it.

The more we share it the more hallowed it is. Okay show it. You just said you just said share it. You got to tell people about it.

What do you mean show it? This is where it gets really good. This is a good ending to a good message on prayer Lord willing. Now listen to me. You and I are the only contact that many people ever have with the gospel.

You've always heard it said you and I are walking billboards. You've heard it said you and I are the only Bible some people will read. You've heard that.

Okay that's true. Do you know that people's perception of God is usually dictated by the godly people they know? If they know you as a they know you as a Christian and you're dishonest blowing your temper all the time that's what they think about God. Now listen to me. They won't respect his name if they don't respect you.

Get this. For his name to be hallowed and respected people have to respect you that are called by his name. So for us to say Lord I want your name to be reverenced. Lord hallowed be thy name. Be careful how you say that because if you really and if I really want his name hallowed respected reverenced I've got to tell people about it and I've got to show them Christ through me. Now you all say well you know what we're all we're failures and all that.

Listen you can say what you want to. People don't expect you to be perfect. Now there's always one nut in the crowd. Not in this crowd. No.

No. There's always some person that's just out there. But I'm going to tell you something as much as you and I want to use this as an excuse to say Lord I want you to you and I want to use this as an excuse. People don't expect us to be perfect. But I will tell you this they can spot a hypocrite. And they can spot somebody that sure preaches it to others but doesn't live it themselves. And that is a walking billboard of God to them. And dear friend I'm here to tell you they are not going to respect God if they can't respect you. In fact the only people I know of that expect people to be perfect are Baptist. Am I lying? No.

I'm picking obviously. Dear friends listen to me our first petition in the Lord's Prayer is for God's name to be reverenced. And people aren't going to reverence his name if they don't know him. If they cannot reverence you who they do know. If you're the godly example in their life and they can't respect you it's going to be awfully hard for them to respect God.

You say well I don't know about that preacher listen to me you're talking to somebody that's been in the ministry long enough and I have preached in more Christian schools than some of you have been in restaurants. And I'm going to tell you something I have watched so many kids leave Christian school and go off the deep end I'll tell you why. It's not because they just couldn't respect God it's because they couldn't respect the people that represented God. Now there are some kids that just decided to do wrong they're just gonna blame everybody and everything for it but that was their decision. But kids can see when people are hypocritical they can see it. Dear friend if we want people to reverence God we have to reverence God and then people will reverence us.

Does that make sense? Hallowed be thy name. It's so important. Father we love you. You've been so good. Lord I want to thank you personally that you are the one that has provided for me.

You're the one that's healed at different times. You're the one that gives peace in my life. You've been a great shepherd. You have displayed righteousness to me. Lord I want to thank you for being who you are. And Lord there are lots of times in my life where I'm sure I am not a good representation of your name. And Lord I apologize if there are some that don't follow you because they saw me. Lord I'm sorry to not represent you like I should have at times in my life. And Lord I know there will be times in the future where I might fail but Lord I want your help to be a good representative of you. Because Lord your name deserves to be respected and reverenced and cherished.

So Lord we're asking you tonight to allow us the opportunity to hallow your name. May we share it. May we show it.

See how they could. Struggles that break our hearts in two. Sometimes blind us to the truth. Our Father knows what's best for us. His ways are not our own.

So when your pathway grows dim and you just can't see Him, remember you're never alone. God is too wise to be mistaken. God is too good to be unkind. So when you don't understand, when you can't see His plan, when you can't trace His hand, trust His heart. He sees the master plan and He holds our future in His hand.

So don't live as those who have no hope. All our hope is found in Him. We see the present clearly, but He sees the first and the last. And like a tapestry, He's weaving you right here to someday be just like Him. God is too wise to be mistaken.

God is too good to be unkind. So when you don't understand, when you can't see His plan, when you can't trace His hand, trust His heart. He alone is faithful and true. He alone knows what is best for you. So when you don't understand, when you can't see His plan, when you can't trace His hand, trust His heart. Trust His heart. Trust His heart. Trust His heart. So when you don't understand, when you can't see His plan, when you can't trace His heart. So when you can't see His plan, when you can't trace His heart. So when you can't see His plan, when you can't trace His heart.
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