Names of God 7: Abba

Names of God Day 7: Abba “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” (1 John 3:1, ESV)  The last name of God we will consider for this study is Abba. In the simplest terms, abba means “father.” It has been translated to English from an Aramaic word, and was originally used by families as everyday language…

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Names of God 6: Immanuel

Names of God Day 6: Immanuel “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” (John 1:1,14, ESV)    Of all the names of the Lord Jesus, this one brings such a unique comfort. Immanuel: God with us. Let that sink in: God. With. Us. That is the exact definition/translation of the Hebrew word, and it…

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Names of God 5: Messiah

Names of God Day 5: Messiah  “These are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:31, ESV) While Handel’s Messiah may not be everyone’s first choice of music, one thing that can’t really be argued is that it’s a very moving piece of work. If you’ve ever listened to it or seen…

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Names of God 4: Jehovah Rapha

Names of God Day 4: Jehovah Rapha “O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.” (Psalm 30:2, ESV)  The power of God is displayed to us in many ways, but one that is particularly incredible is His power to heal. Scripture teaches us about God as Jehovah Rapha, the Lord who heals, and it is an abundant blessing that this is part of God’s nature.…

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Names of God 3: The Holy Spirit

Names of God Day 3: The Holy Spirit “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth.” (John 14:16-17, ESV)  It seems that if there is one member of the Godhead (God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) that tends to get overlooked, it’s the Holy Spirit. But when we stop and consider how incredible it is that God…

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Names of God 2: Great High Priest

Names of God Day 2: Great High Priest “For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.” (Hebrews 7:26, ESV)  The Lord Jesus, our Great High Priest. What exactly does that mean? Didn’t He put an end to the priestly system of the Old Testament when He came? As we look into Scripture to see the role…

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Names of God 1: Shalom

Names of God Day 1: Shalom “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” (Isaiah 26:3, ESV)  God is many things to us: He is love, He is light, and He is sovereign over our lives. But if there is one attribute of His that brings particular comfort, it is that He is peace. He is Jehovah Shalom.  The translation of Jehovah Shalom…

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Tame It! 7 – A Tamed Life Is the Pattern He Gave Us

Day 7: Tame It! A Tamed Life Is the Pattern He Gave Us “Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ” (Philippians 1:27, NASB). Even though this instruction was given almost two thousand years ago to Christians in Philippi, the very same instruction applies to each of us who follows Christ. We are commanded to live in a way that is worthy of the gospel of Jesus Christ.…

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Tame It! 6 – Taming Our Actions

Day 6: Tame It! Taming Our Actions “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, ESV).  So often the black-and-white nature of Scripture can be cutting and hard to hear. But when we allow God’s words to direct…

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Tame It! 5 – Taming Our Tongues

Day 5: Tame It! Taming Our Tongues “He who guards his mouth and his tongue, guards his soul from troubles” (Proverbs 21:23, NASB).  If you ever need to be humbled (and we all do), just read a little of what the Bible says about our tongues. Yikes. Our tongues are capable of some pretty ugly stuff. But, if there’s one thing to be emphasized from what we’ve looked at so far, it’s…

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