Names of God: Yahweh Shammah

We often forget.  We see throughout history the Israelites and the church forgetting. We need to be reminded often of who God is in Scripture, church history and in our lives and churches.
The names of God are important because these names are not just what God does, it is who He is.  I hope this will encourage you as you are reminded of how good, great, and awesome our God is.
Yahweh Shammah
Yahweh is the Hebrew Name for God. It is "I AM". It is used over 6000 times in the Old Testament.  It was such a holy name that the Jews would not even say it. 
Shammah means is there. And the name of the city from that time on shall be, The Lord Is There.” (Ezekiel 48:35)
What it reminds me?  No matter whether you are facing good times or bad times, joy or suffering, we have a God who is there.  He walks with us always.  He is not distant, but He is near.  What a comfort to remember God is there beside us each and every day.

Favorite Book Friday for God is....Sermon Series

For the next five Fridays, I will be sharing books that I am recommending for my God is....Sermon Series.  Each of these helps us learn more about who God is.

Verse of the Week

My Aunt Kay Jean suggested I start sharing a verse of the day.  I liked her suggestion but decided instead of a verse of the day, I would share a verse of the week.  Be reminded of who God is from His Word.
31 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field.32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”  (Matthew 13:31-32)

33 He told them another parable. “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.” (Matthew 13:33)
44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. (Matthew 13:44)

Sermon Teaser

This Sunday, I continue series on the attributes of God. Or in other words, the things that make God, God.  It is entitled, "God is...." Thank you to Brittni Rhodes for the graphics. This week, we will look at God is.....Good and Great
Here are a few things to ponder prior to Sunday:
Read the Bible passage: Nehemiah 9:9-21

Questions to think about: Who do you understand God to be?  What views of God do you have that are not the God of the Bible?  These may have come from teaching over the years or our culture.  What are examples of the ways that God is Good and Great?Why is it sometimes hard to believe God is Good and Great?Helpful Resources God As He Longs For You To See Him by Chip IngramThe Christian Faith  by Michael HortonThe Attributes of God by A.W. PinkThe Prodigal God by Tim KellerThe Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith

Gospel Playlist

This is a regular feature now that replaced "Playing on the Radio." I will be sharing songs from my "Gospel Playlist" on my phone.
The gospel is good news.  It reminds us what Christ has DONE for us.  As I share, I hope it will be an encouragement to you today. 
Song today is: Majestic by Lincoln Brewster

You Are Loved

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved usand sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1 John 4:9-10)

Sermon Notes from God is....Creator

God is…….Creator
Genesis 1 & Selected Verses
Introduction: A.W. Tozer writes, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. And the second is what we think God thinks of us.”
Intro: David Letterman, late night talk show host, popularized what he called a top 10 list.Letterman, through humor, was able to create these lists as commentary on politics, Hollywood or current news headlines. This morning, I would like you to create a top 10 list about who God is.List the ten most important things about Him.
God is Creator in the Past (Genesis 1)
·Vs. 1-God (Elohim) (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) created the heavens and earth.
oElohim occurs by far the most often in the Bible (2,750×)[1]
oThe Bible begins with a clear statement that God made everything. He is the subject of all the things created.
oWhen—“in the beginning” People disagree on when this is, but for our purposes today, may we agree that did it.
oThink for a moment about all that God created.