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Posted: 1/21/2013 7:16:41 PM EDT
Good read from Pastor Colin Smith

All day long, my name is constantly blasphemed. Therefore my people will know my name... How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news. Isaiah 52:5-6


God's answer to a world that blasphemes his name is a community of people who honor his Name! Those who know and love the Lord are the guardians of his reputation on the earth.

Make much of Christ
We do not preach ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord.
2 Corinthians 4:5

The greatest danger for Christian believers today is that we look like we are proclaiming ourselves: "We know how to do life. We've got it all sorted out." That's the kind of arrogance that causes unbelieving people to blaspheme the name of God.
Our calling is to share what God has given us. It's not to clobber people with a religious 2-by-4. It is to invite and draw people to the Word where they can consider the claims of Jesus.

"The secret things belong to the Lord" (Deuteronomy 29:29). Only the revealed things belong to us. We don't know the secret things. Let's not discredit the Gospel by claiming more than God has promised, or by declaring less than he has revealed.


Live with integrity

Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
1 Peter 2:12


God has made himself known, but the world does not know him. Many people's impression of God will come from what they see of him in us.
Think about the name "Kennedy." As soon as you mention it, a whole raft of impressions come to mind based on the behavior, good and bad, of different members of the Kennedy family.
We are the family of God. You bear the name of Jesus Christ, and the reaction of many people to God's name will be conditioned by what they see in you.



Praise His name

We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19

You cultivate your love for Christ as you worship him. Many of the great hymns of the church have been about the name of Jesus:

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds in a believer's ear,
it soothes his sorrows heals his wounds and drives away his fear.

Jesus the name high over all
n hell or earth or sky
Angels and men before it fall
and devils fear and fly.


The name of Jesus is the focus and center of Christian worship. Perhaps the biggest struggle of all is to really grasp that love.
When you come to see the breadth and length and depth and height of the love of God for you in Christ, you will grow to love him, and that will change the way that you speak about him.
People will begin to see that he is so much more than a name to you.
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 11:53:19 AM EDT
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Good read from Pastor Colin Smith

All day long, my name is constantly blasphemed. Therefore my people will know my name... How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news. Isaiah 52:5-6


God's answer to a world that blasphemes his name is a community of people who honor his Name! Those who know and love the Lord are the guardians of his reputation on the earth.

Make much of Christ
We do not preach ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord.
2 Corinthians 4:5

The greatest danger for Christian believers today is that we look like we are proclaiming ourselves: "We know how to do life. We've got it all sorted out." That's the kind of arrogance that causes unbelieving people to blaspheme the name of God.
Our calling is to share what God has given us. It's not to clobber people with a religious 2-by-4. It is to invite and draw people to the Word where they can consider the claims of Jesus.

"The secret things belong to the Lord" (Deuteronomy 29:29). Only the revealed things belong to us. We don't know the secret things. Let's not discredit the Gospel by claiming more than God has promised, or by declaring less than he has revealed.


Live with integrity

Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
1 Peter 2:12


God has made himself known, but the world does not know him. Many people's impression of God will come from what they see of him in us.
Think about the name "Kennedy." As soon as you mention it, a whole raft of impressions come to mind based on the behavior, good and bad, of different members of the Kennedy family.
We are the family of God. You bear the name of Jesus Christ, and the reaction of many people to God's name will be conditioned by what they see in you.



Praise His name

We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19

You cultivate your love for Christ as you worship him. Many of the great hymns of the church have been about the name of Jesus:

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds in a believer's ear,
it soothes his sorrows heals his wounds and drives away his fear.

Jesus the name high over all
n hell or earth or sky
Angels and men before it fall
and devils fear and fly.


The name of Jesus is the focus and center of Christian worship. Perhaps the biggest struggle of all is to really grasp that love.
When you come to see the breadth and length and depth and height of the love of God for you in Christ, you will grow to love him, and that will change the way that you speak about him.
People will begin to see that he is so much more than a name to you.


So if we are to make Gods name known, what is his name? Its not Jesus or a title like Lord or God (Adonai,Elohim,Allah).
What does your bible say at Psalms 83:18, Isaiah 42:8
If Gods true name isnt to be used then why did Jesus say that we are to pray for Gods name to be "hollowed" or "sanctified"? Why did Jesus say for us to pray for his Fathers name to be made holy/known and not his own name if Jesus is supposed to be God? Also if its not to be known or used then why was Gods name written almost 7000 times just in the Hebrew Scriptures ("old testament")?
The name God chose for himself is written at Isaiah 42:8 and its not "LORD". If your bible says "LORD" then google other translations of those two scriptures. Everywhere lord is written in all caps is where Gods name was removed by the translator and replaced with that title. Some bibles that do this even have a little explanation in the first page or two stating it.
Do you know what the term Hallelujah means?
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