Presentation on theme: "Lesson 8a. Why does God tell us not to misuse his name?"— Presentation transcript:
Why does God tell us not to misuse his name?
What is included in God’s name? Genesis 17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless. God’s Titles God Almighty
What is included in God’s name? Matthew 1:23 “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”— which means, “God with us.” Immanuel God’s Titles God Almighty
What is included in God’s name? Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Everlasting Father Mighty God Wonderful Counselor Prince of Peace God’s Titles God Almighty Immanuel
What is included in God’s name? John 17:6a,8a I have revealed you [*Greek your name] to those whom you gave me out of the world. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. Everything God has revealed about himself in his Word
Key Point #1 God’s name includes his titles and everything we know about him from his Word.
Why does God want us to know his name? Exodus 20:24 Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you. to bless us
Why does God want us to know his name? Romans 10:13 Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. to save us
Key Point #2 God wants me to know that he gave his name to bless and save me.
What are two of the most common ways that we misuse God’s name? James 3:10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. cursing …using God’s name to wish evil on someone or something
What are two of the most common ways that we misuse God’s name? Hebrews 6:16 Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. swearing …using God’s name to assure someone that we’re telling the truth sinful
What are two of the most common ways that we misuse God’s name? Leviticus 19:12 Do not swear falsely by my name and so profane the name of your God. I am the LORD. I swear, I didn’t do it! a. falsely lying instead of telling the truth
What are two of the most common ways that we misuse God’s name? Matthew 5:33-37 Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.’ But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. I swear … it was huge!! b. needlessly saying more than yes or no
What are two of the most common ways that we misuse God’s name? Mark 6:21-28 Finally the opportune time came. On his birthday Herod gave a banquet for his high officials and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee. When the daughter of Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests. The king said to the girl, “Ask me for anything you want, and I’ll give it to you.” And he promised her with an oath, “Whatever you ask I will give you, up to half my kingdom.” She went out and said to her mother, “What shall I ask for?” “The head of John the Baptist,” she answered. At once the girl hurried in to the king with the request: “I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” The king was greatly distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he did not want to refuse her. So he immediately sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head. The man went, beheaded John in the prison, and brought back his head on a platter. He presented it to the girl, and she gave it to her mother. I swear I’ll do whatever you want. c. unsure promising things unknown
Key Point #3 I misuse God’s name by cursing and swearing sinfully.
Lesson 8 God tells us not to misuse his name because he revealed it to us only to bless and save us.
Vocabulary… “God’s name” his titles and everything we know about him from his Word
Vocabulary… “curse” use God’s name to wish evil on someone or something
Vocabulary… “swear” use God’s name to assure someone we’re telling the truth