I. Parallels between a "good name" and "precious ointment"
A. good oil
specific recipe, Ex 30:23-25
special purpose, Ex 30:26-31
sweet fragrance, Ex 30:23
sacred & holy, Ex 30:25
'spensive, John 12:3
serves to anoint, Psa 23:5
seal of gladness, Psa 45:7
salve for healing, Jas 5:14
B. good name
specific recipe, Ecc 6:12
special purpose, Acts 4:10-12 (Gen 2:19-20)
sweet fragrance, Song 1:3
sacred & holy, Psa 111:9
'spensive, Prov 22:1
serves to anoint, Eph 1:21
seal of gladness, John 16:24
strength in healing, Jas 5:14
C. good Name & Oil
only one Name that is good, Mark 10:18; Phil 2:9-11
oil symbolic of Holy Spirit, Jas 5:14
a. Christ's name apart from Holy Spirit means nothing, Matt 7:21-23
b. Spirit apart from Christ's name is antichrist, 1 Jn 4:3
II. Practical Applications
A. only name that matters is Jesus, Psa 8:1
B. our reputation means nothing apart from Christ
good works without Christ, Matt 7:21-23
good confession apart from works, Jas 2:17, 19
C. only faith in Christ (Eph 2:8-9), born of the Spirit (John 3:5), produces a good "name" (Eph 2:10)
Scripture: Isaiah 65:24; John 14:12-14; II Peter 2:9
Heidelberg Catechism, LD 52, Q&A 128-129
Sermon Title: Pray in Faith
Sermon Theme: PRAY, BELIEVING THAT...
I. God is Wonderfully Good
II. God Alone is Glorious
III. God is Surely Listening
The name of God is beautiful and rich. Indeed, rather than preaching just one sermon on it, I would love to pause and preach a sermon on every one of the attributes that God lists as belonging to Himself in our text this evening. As valuable as that would be, though, we are going to hasten through these, what the Jews call the "thirteen attributes," in just one sermon this evening. We are going to see that God's glory, which Moses asked to see, is inseparable from His name, and this demands that we listen to Him, fear Him, and obey Him.
Paul tells us not to quench the Spirit, but that assumes that we know who and what the Spirit is. Before we can explore how to avoid quenching the Spirit, we need to evaluate what the Bible tells us about the Spirit. And so that is our focus for today as we begin this mini-series on 1 Thessalonians 5:19.
Have you ever been in a relationship with anyone that continually looks beyond your dirt, persisting with their plan to keep you anyway, forever? Learn why we will forever marvel at the Son of God, our King and the lover of our souls. Please listen to "The Greatest Love of All," taught by our Pastor Jamie.
In the building of Babel, there is much more being manifested than a city and tower being established. In the few words recorded about this effort, we see the precepts of all flesh. Their motivation was to build a lasting city for a defense against any and all judgments of God. They sought a name to glory in, believing they could save themselves by their fleshly works. This is the false religion of the flesh, which is spread over all the earth. It is the language of confusion, which Christ delivers from by his blood redemption. And therefore, he sends forth his Spirit and gospel to call his people out of that vain hope of the flesh.
Pastor walks his children through Westminster Shorter Catechism question 101—especially explaining how the holy God created us to know and praise His holiness like He does.
Q101. What do we pray for in the first petition? In the first petition, which is, Hallowed be Thy Name, we pray that God would enable us and others to glorify Him in all that whereby He maketh Himself known; and that He would dispose all things to His own glory.
Peter again turns to the topic of suffering in this passage, giving us the grand overview of suffering for the name of Christ. The thesis for the sermon is because God is Judge, we must hope in Him. The sermon is broken down into three points: training to rejoice (V.12-13), a worthy name (V.14-16), and the grand reversal (17-19). God calls us to suffering, using it to purify and prepare us for glory. Therefore beloved of God, take hope in suffering. You suffer for the magnificent name of Jesus Christ.
In our study, Peter has extended the Kingdom offer to the leaders of national Israel a SECOND time but will be threatened and given a gag order even as these leaders admit they know the miracle healing of the lame man is of God. Peter responds with prayer for boldness and the Lord delivers!
Also Reference: 1 Peter 1:18-21, Exodus 4:28 & 30, John 2:18, 1 Corinthians 1:22, Romans 1:16, 1 Corinthians 12:12, John 6:63 & 7:37-39
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The Spirit of Glory and of God rests upon his people. Judgement or condemnation during the church age, Christians will suffer persecution from the ungodly, yet God in his grace will uphold them who suffer for his name sake. The ungodly will suffer judgment from God and there will be no grace for the unsaved.
We come this evening to an absolutely incredible account of the Mediator's work. What we see is that Moses dares to make his requests of Yahweh on the basis of Yahweh's covenant — as he has before. But then he takes it further, and also appeals on the basis of God's gracious attachment to him, Moses. "Save them because you know me and are gracious to me!" That's the core of the Mediator's appeal. It's jaw-dropping, firstly because knowing Moses seems like such a shaky basis on which to save 2 million people, and secondly because it's not shaky at all. Instead, it's a preview of Christ's own mediatorial intercession. Jesus pleads with His Father to save us, and the argument that He has is "You know me and trust me." Wow. Double wow! Moses is already thinking, acting, and arguing like the ultimate Mediator. He is prepared to go to bat for Israel on the basis that God knows him by name and has shown grace to him. In the process of mediating like this, Moses learns God's ways, and finds even greater favor in His sight.