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The Name Above All Names

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November 9, 2020 7:00 am

The Name Above All Names

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November 9, 2020 7:00 am

The Ten Commandments were given for our good and welfare. One of these commandments instructs us not to take the Lord’s name in vain. In this message, Adrian Rogers explains how to take the Lord’s name in victory, as we teach our children to honor the Name Above All Names.

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The name Jesus means Jehovah say what does that say about the character of God. Listen to Adrian Rogers names had training in the Bible.

And so we understand what is in the name of Jehovah God we serve is not some abstract, some force.

He is a real person and what he's doing by giving himself a be saying this is who I have at my name tells about my personality tells what I'm like welcome to love featuring the insightful messages from beloved pastor and Bible teacher Adrian Rogers, the 10 Commandments were given for our good and welfare because God wants our homes to be fight victorious. The third commandment instructs us not to take the name above all names in vain. Our God is not some abstraction.

He's a person who keeps his word. There was power and protection in his name.

Because of this we are to praise his name and teach our children not to take the precious name of God in vain.

So how do we take God's name in vanity. If you have your Bible turn to Exodus chapter 20 and look at verse seven is Adrian Rogers, tells us about the name above all names God's word. Five Exodus chapter 20 what if you will please in verse seven thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him this, that taketh his name in vain. So I tells us not to take the name in vanity that infers we are to take the name in victory. So I want you to listen today as were talking about the negative. Don't take the name in vanity and then the positive do take the name in victory. All right, thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. By the way, what's in a name. What's so important about a name that I am Bible times when children were born, the parents would prayer were those children and they would give the child a name that name would encompass a prayer and prophecy.

That's the reason we see so many in the Bible who had names that match the character it goes all the way back to the parents who name those children the matter fact, Jesus was to be the Savior of the world. And so the angel said Mary called his name Jesus, for he shall save his people by name Jesus means Jehovah saves names had meaning in the Bible. And so it's very court that we understand what is in the name of Jehovah out. First of all there's there's personality and that name the God that we serve is not some abstraction some force as you might see in Star Wars or something. He is a real person. So he calls himself in this passage, the Lord thy God, the Lord thy God, and when he uses the word more than he uses the Hebrew word Jehovah I am Jehovah are Yahweh is somewhat different by God. That's the name Elohim, so I am Jehovah by Elohim. I am a person, let me introduce myself to you and what he's doing by giving himself may be saying this is who I am and my name tells about my personality tells what I'm like, for example, what does the name Jehovah mean when it speaks of the everlasting God, who is a covenant keeping it is God's personal relationship to his people.

The God who keeps his word, and what is the name Elohim mean I am the Lord thy God by Elohim. What is let me what it speaks of the mighty one. It speaks of the strength of his power not put them together and he says I want to meet you. I am a covenant keeping God who has power to perform his word. I am the God who will never break my promises to you and your God. Don't take my main in vain. There's personality in.

That may not to what else there is. There is power in that name. Now would you list what David said we talk about power in the name sent David to the Philistine, thou comes to me with the sword and with a spear, and with that she but I come to leave Ellison in May of the Lord of hosts. But God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defined you will remember that David hit him in the head with that stone Goliath was surprise the first time anything like that ever entered his head. Right here went down and then David took a lot sword and cut off his head happened in the main bar God. There is power in the name of our Lord as well as personality. Jesus said in John 14 verse 14. If you ask anything in my name I will do it. Colossians 3 verse 17 and whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus everything well-to-do in the power of his name, go to work in his name. Do your homework in his name really your children in his name sake. Literally. Well that's what the Bible says whatsoever ye do in word or deed, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ all right but not only is there personality in his name. Not only is there power in his name, but there's protection in his name for this verse down Proverbs chapter 18 in verse 10 the name of the Lord is a strong tower the righteous run of into it and are safe is Satan after you hit into the name of Jesus, take refuge in the name of Jesus and by the way, you can see things from et al. that you couldn't see any other place because you have a wonderful perspective, there is provision in the name listen to this.

John 16 verses 23 and 24 Jesus said, and in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, I say to you that whatsoever he shall ask the father in my name he will give it you. That means anything that you can sign my name to you can have anything you can sign my name to God in your name not your simple desires, but anything that I have ordered sign my name to the auto slip and God the father will give it to you. So with that in mind I want you to think now about two things. First of all how to teach our children not to take his name in vanity and to teach our children how to take his name in victory.

If you will teach this in your home you have a home that wins.

Now what is the word vanity mean that we take God's name in vanity of course. One thing you need to teach children is never use profanity part. Maybe that's one of the most ignorant things a person could ever do is to profane the name of God when you take God's name and profanity. It shows two things and empty head and a wicked heart is somebody said that profanity is a feeble mind trying to express itself. And that's true but also out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks and a profane mouth just shows a profane heart and what profanity is. It is an insult flung into the face of God. It's so needless airport so it's useless. Profanity is one way that you can take his name in vanity, but you know what you think his name in vanity and that's frivolity and more of us do this and do it in profanity. That is just taking the name of God carelessly are light Ephesians chapter 5 verse three. But fornication and uncleanness are covetous.

Let us not want to be named among you as become of saints and suggesting which is not convenient what you mean by foolish testing. This is a sand that I've heard preachers commit teachers and deacons that have little sayings, little witticisms that include the name of God's name is holy, never ever use that name unless you're serious, there's 1/3 way that God's name is often used in homes in vanity and that's in hypocrisy. I don't believe that anything turns teenagers off more than hypotheses in the home when mom and dad teach Sunday school or when they deacons or pastors or whatever, but they do not live the name they profess if you're going to live for God anywhere live for God in your home and when you name the name of Jesus.

Do not take that name in high hypocrisy. Let your yes be yes or no, no, and let your children know beyond a shot of any doubt that you love the Lord. When you pray in the name of Jesus. Don't just forge his name to the end of the prayer.

That's a hypocritical prayer when you praise the Lord praise and with all your heart, you know, I think that sometimes we are such hypocrites when we come to church even was saying we sing. My Jesus, I love the I know thou art mine for the all the follies of sin.

I resign you saying that it's okay sin in your heart. We sing take my silver and my goal, not unlike what I withhold.

We hold it with all our might.

We sing Faith of our fathers.

Holy faith we will be true to the total death and think nothing of skipping church if company comes we sing all to Jesus I surrender all to him I freely do that if you don't mean that when you sing it in the same category with Amanda curses and swears you are taking the name of God in vain. But just turn it over though because in the negative. There's a positive. How do you take his name in victory. I'd much rather you teach your children how to take his name in victory, because when they learn to take his name in victory.

They'll certainly be afraid to take his name in vanity. I remember Colossians 3 verse 17. Whatever you do in word or being all in the name of Jesus, giving thanks to God and the father by him. That's taking his name in victory you like the last name for God and the Bible is the last name for God given in the Bible is Jesus. Jesus what the name Jesus means it means Jehovah say is the most precious word to me in all the Bible names of God are compressed and that one main Jesus. What you need to teach your children.

If you have a home that would win three things very carefully.

I will share with you about taking the name in victory. Three things I tried to teach my children and I want you to teach your children number one. Teach them to where the name teach them the name. Ask 11 verse 26 and the disciples were called Christians first at Antioch when we call ourselves Christians, we are wearing the main Christ, Christ Jesus. I used to when my children were little would drive them to school. I always look forward to take the children to school or letting them out to try and get my work done.

Breakfast on quiet time over put the kids in the car we have that special time as I would drive them to school and let them out and just as they would get out of the car over and over and over and over again. Every morning I would say to them. Children remember who you are and whose you are. And I did mean you belong to me.

You belong to him. Remember, children remember Kristin as you all you belong to Jesus Christ are not your own.

You were bought with a price. We are told where the name secondly teacher children not only to where the name but teacher children to share the name to share the name all how I was blessed by this verse I want you just to turn the disease if I'm trying to Malachi chapter 3 in verse 16 is one of the grandest versus it it it just energize me as I looked at it this week on the name of our Lord. Malachi 3 verse 16. Listen to it.

Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another, and the Lord hearken and hurt and a book of remembrance was written before him a listen for them that fear the Lord and that all upon his name. God has three books he has. The book of Revelation. That's the Bible.

He has the book of redemption. That's the Lamb's book of life admin as the book of remembrance and God is up there just writing that he species us today fellow shipping around the name of God just remembers that God writes a book of remembrance for those that fear the Lord, and think about his name now look what all is involved in this verse.

This is the character that we should building our children to fear the Lord, all when a person takes God's name in vain is because he doesn't fear the Lord, the greatest mark of character is the fear of the Lord the beginning of knowledge is the fear of bayonet fear the Lord. A nation is on his last legs when it no longer fears God. That's the character in the contemplation that you should teach your children that thought upon his name. You want to teach your children something wonderful. Teach them the names of God teach them that Jehovah said can move means the Lord our righteousness. Teach them that Jehovah shalom means the Lord our peace teach them that Jehovah Shema means the Lord was present. Teach them the names of God, that they might think upon his name as a man think so is he.

Psalm nine verse 10 says, and they that know by name will put their trust in the what a wonderful study for your family devotions the names of our God and then notice also the conversation.

They spoke one to another, what were they speaking about whether speaking about his name. When you come to church.

We need to share about the Lord Jesus not sports not weather but the Bible says let us exalt his name together. When we come to church. The Bible says in Hebrews 10 verse 25 would be exalting one another. You come today and somebody will be down somebody else will be somebody will have a question, but somebody else will have an answer somebody friend will be discouraged with somebody else will be encouraged and we exalt his name together. We we exhort one another we sing about our Lord and in our conversation, so many people putting his name down West Teachout exalt his name and then the Bible says we could do it one with another teacher. Children a to wear his name be to share his name and see and finally to bear his name. It won't be easy. Did you know that the name of Jesus is hated more than any other name on the face of this earth more than any other name. Can you believe that love more than any other name, but hated more than any other name. Don't get the idea that when you where the name is share the name that you won't have any reproach is a verse I want to put in your margin acts chapter 5 verses 40 through 42, it talks about the apostles. The apostles been preaching in the name of Jesus and the Bible says and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus and let them go and they departed from the presence of the Council who the apostles departed from the presence of the Council. Listen to this rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. Did you hear that they departed from the presence of the Council after admin beating not complaining but rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name and daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. Now there is a concerted effort against his name which you must bear his name. While a man that I admired deeply is George Beverly Shea you know George Beverly Shea because he's been the baritone soloist for Billy Graham for so long. Many, many years ago I was at a breakfast at an Air Force Base, I was sitting in the diet as an George Beverly Shea was sitting right next to me were elbow to elbow and a man came up and said to George Beverly Shea, he said, would you saying Florence. He said I'd be happy to.

He said could you sing that song how great thou art George Beverly Shea very humble man. He said I'd be happy to sing a song thank you very much in the manly and then he said you know we have some here today were not Christians. Could you leave out that verse that says God, his son not sparing, I was wondering why George Beverly Shea would would say I was eavesdropping.

That's what I was doing leaning in, he said. Verse about God, his son not sparing, and of the Sweetest Way, George Beverly face it all know they said I could leave that out.

He said that would be to deny my Lord. He said it's all right I will sing.

I love you can sing about Jesus. He said thank you very much and they're saying about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Teach them the name batter and staining pattern (see Manuel told Shane of the one who died for you. My soldier would cross the lab and shall I fear told his calls blush to speak his name. What a name name and victory teach your children to where the name teach them to share the name some of the name and never be ashamed for that name above all names.

I read somewhere years ago about Gen. William Booth that great godly man who found the Salvation Army. He was on his deathbed's family was gathered around an attorney or somebody said there's a there's a document that would make it so much easier if Joe Booth would sign before he dies. It is just it's a business matter, but if he doesn't sign it will have a lot of legal and technical difficulties and the family came to him and said daddy Poppa. You could do something that would help a lot if before you go to see Jesus if you just sign your name here for us.

The old man said on they put it before I'm put a pin in his hand and he signed. Not long afterward, he stepped in the glory and when they open that document and look what they saw. Did not sign his own name. He just written Jesus cheeks as I was the main there was always far more than his own name was the name above all names Jesus one of these days soon and very soon we're going to see the king. The Bible says that God has given him a name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father. I'm going to be there at the name of Jesus bow falling straight at his feet King of Kings in heaven will crown him when I journey is complete. Precious name. Oh, how sweet hope of earth and joy of heaven.

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What a great lesson if we want to teach our children to take the Lord's name and victory rather than in vain. Then we need to teach them to wear share bear the name of Jesus.

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