Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on June 23, 2019:
- SUNDAY: Exodus 20,
- MONDAY: Deuteronomy 5,
- TUESDAY: Isaiah 30,
- WEDNESDAY: Matthew 11,
- THURSDAY: Exodus 16,
- FRIDAY: Genesis 1,
- SATURDAY: Genesis 2,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Worship, Honor, Trust Sermon Title: Honor God's Name
Delivered On: June 16, 2019
“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.” (Exodus 20:7)
Confess where you have misused God’s name and ask for His forgiveness.
Lift Up His Name: For the next seven days, seek to use names for God in prayer that you do not often use. Seek to honor His name in prayer by calling Him, “Father, Savior, Deliverer, El Shaddai (God Almighty), Yahweh, Lord, Stronghold…”
Small Group Discussion
If you have family history or a story behind any of your names (first, middle, last, or a nickname) share about this.
Why does the way we use God’s name (negatively or positively) matter so much to the heart of God?
In the ancient world a person’s name was a representation of their character (who they were). Tell about a name you like or do not like because of the way this name reminds you of the character of some person.
What are some of the ways people can bless, lift up, and honor God’s name in our world today? (Think deeply about this in general and in your own life).
What is the danger of using God’s name in an effort to advance myself or make me look good? How can we avoid this?
What are some of the dangers of telling others, “The Lord told me,” or “God wants you to…” when God has not truly spoken? Why should we be very careful when we seek to speak in the name of the Lord?
What are some of the dangers of making a promise, and oath, or swearing in God’s name? Why should we avoid saying, “I swear to God?”
Honoring God’s name is also about blessing His character, who He is, His holy Name. Finish this statement, “I lift up the name of God because He is…”