The Name of the Lord

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"The name of the Lord is to be trusted rather than wealth" Proverbs 18:10-11

Sunday, September 27, 2020

The Name of the Lord

Pastor Zach Prosser

Sermon Discussion Notes Celebration Church

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Ø The Name of the Lord is a Strong Tower

  • The name of the Lord is to be trusted rather than wealth (Proverbs 18:10-11).

    § The name of the Lord is a never-changing, always-present source of strength, safety, and refuge.

  • The tower formed the center of a community around which all houses and all activities unfolded. From their tower, people kept lookout over the community's territories, and launched offensives when the community was attacked. A tower could carry a fire and from it folks trumpeted signals. Towers drew a community’s people from wherever they might roam. Over time, they developed into central storage houses, banks and seats of government. Towers are buildings around which the greatness of a people forms and in which it becomes manifested.

Ø The Name of the Lord is the Glory of God

  • The glory of God brings
    • Goodness and truth (Exodus 33:17-34:7).
    • Safety and peace (Proverbs 3:21-26; Hebrews 13:5-7).
    • Protection from enemies (Isaiah 59:19; Zechariah 2:1-5).
  • Jesus is the personification of the glory of God (Philippians 2:9-11).
    • Only the name of Jesus brings
      • Salvation (Acts 4:10-12).
      • Healing (Acts 3:6-16).
      • Deliverance from demons (Acts 16:16-18).

Ø How Should the Righteous Pursue the Glory of God?

  • They should run quickly and with endurance (Proverbs 18:10; Hebrews 12:1-2).
    • Endurance is the characteristic of a man who does not swerve from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith by even the greatest trials and sufferings.
  • They should run well, obeying the truth (Galatians 6:7-16).
    • Do not allow others to stop you from running in obedience. § No weapon formed against you shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17).
  • They should not run in vain (Philippians 2:12-16).
    • The word vain is “to boast of spirituality but contain no fruit or evidence of faith; to be a empty vessel.”
      • You cannot run on empty. Be full of living water (John 7:38).
  • They should honor the word of God and not run ahead of it (2 Thessalonians 3:1-5).
    • Our afflictions bring an eternal weight of glory (2 Corinthians 4:17).
  • They should forsake unrighteousness and all other means of safety (Psalm 20:7).
    • Those who trust in the name of the Lord shall be blessed (Psalm 24:3-5). 
    • They shall be able to escape temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13).