Building Strong Families – Part 3
Life Church – February 27, 2011
Pastor Dan Walker
Exodus 20:7 (NIV) You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
Revelation 11:18 (NIV) The time has come for rewarding those who reverence your name, both small and great.
1. Ways God’s name can be ____________
A. Using God’s name to ____________________
Ephesians 5:4 (NIV) Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
B. Using God’s name to ___________________
Jeremiah 23:31 (NIV) Yes," declares the LORD, "I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and yet declare, 'The LORD declares.'
C. Using God’s name to ____________________
Titus 1:16a (NIV) They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him.
D. Using God’s name _____________________
Isaiah 29:13a (NIV) The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”
Matthew 6:7 (NIV) And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
2. How can I use God’s name _________________?
A. _______________ God’s name continually
Psalm 29:2 (NIV) Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.
Psalm 9:10 (NIV) Those who know your name will trust in you.
B. _______________ God’s name clearly
2 Corinthians 5:20 (NLT) So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”
Psalm 5:11b (NIV) Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
C. ________________ on God’s name completely
Psalm 33:21 (NIV) In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
John 14:14 (NIV) You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Acts 4:12 (NIV) Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.
Luke 6:45b (NIV) For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.