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The Ten | Week 4 – His Name   

IHow many times have you heard God’s name used to swear that something will get done or used flippantly in disgust or to express anger? God warns His people that His name should not to be misused or used in vain. To be used in ‘vain’ means to be uttered in a trivial way, inconsequential, with falsehood, or to be taken likely. God is the creator of the universe, all powerful, He is holy, righteous, and loving. That is what His name projects. We may be tempted to assume that misusing God’s name is no big deal - that nobody really means it that way. But that is precisely the point. His name is not trivial or insignificant; the name of the Lord is significant, substantial, and powerful.

 

READ Proverbs 18:10

 

 “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and they are safe.”

 

READ this passage again and consider these related questions.

 

Explain how we find safety in the name of Jesus.

 

Who are considered the righteous? 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

 

Read Exodus 20:7; Deuteronomy 5:11; Psalm 34:1-3; Matthew 6:9; Acts 4:12; Romans 10:13; John 18:4-6; Philippians 2:9-11; John 14:13-14; Acts 3:1-9; Colossians 3:17

 

1. Why is it important to recognize the holiness and majesty of God’s name when we pray and praise?

 

2. What does it mean to call on the name of the Lord for salvation?

 

3. Why do we pray in the name of Jesus?

 

4. What does it mean that all will bow to the name of Jesus?

 

5. How does speaking the name of Jesus represent authority? What gives us the right to do so?

 

6. What does flippantly using God’s name say about how we view Him?

 

7. How does the promise of being adopted as a Child of God affect our identity?

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