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What’s on your forehead?.   Importance of names   Bearing God’s name Belonging Image-bearing Representing   How do we bear God’s name?

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1 What’s on your forehead?

2   Importance of names   Bearing God’s name Belonging Image-bearing Representing   How do we bear God’s name?

3 “The L ORD bless you and keep you; the L ORD make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the L ORD lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. So they shall put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.” – Numbers 6:24-27

4   “So they shall put my name on the Israelites...” – Numbers 6:27 “All the peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the L ORD, and they shall be afraid of you.” - Deuteronomy 8:10

5   “So they shall put my name on the Israelites...” – Numbers 6:27   “All the peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the LORD” – Deut 8:10 “I will say to the north, ‘Give them up’, and to the south, ‘Do not withhold; bring my sons from far away and my daughters from the end of the earth— everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” – Isaiah 43:6-7

6   “So they shall put my name on the Israelites...” – Numbers 6:27   “All the peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the LORD” – Deut 8:10   “...everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” – Is 43:6-7 “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14

7 “Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” – Acts 2:38

8   “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ...” – Acts 2:38 “ There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12

9   “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ...” – Acts 2:38   “...there is no other name under heaven...by which we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12   “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.’” – Acts 3:6   “’I order you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.’ And it came out that very hour.” – Acts 16:18

10   “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ...” – Acts 2:38   “...there is no other name under heaven...by which we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12   “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.’” – Acts 3:6   “’I order you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.’ And it came out that very hour.” – Acts 16:18   “ If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.” – John 14:14   “For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.” – Mark 9:41

11   “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ...” – Acts 2:38   “...there is no other name under heaven...by which we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12   “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.’” – Acts 3:6   “’I order you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.’ And it came out that very hour.” – Acts 16:18   “ If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.” – John 14:14   “For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.” – Mark 9:41   “...his servants will worship him; they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.” – Rev 22:3-4

12  Numbers 6:27  Deuteronomy 8:10  2 Chronicles 7:14  Isaiah 43:6-7  Mark 9:41  John 14:14  Acts 2:38  Acts 3:6  Acts 4:12  Acts 16:18  Rev 22:3-4

13   Importance of names “...the name is used for everything which the name covers, everything the thought or feeling of which is roused in the mind by mentioning, hearing, remembering, the name” - Thayer's Greek Lexicon

14 “The L ORD passed before him, and proclaimed, ‘The L ORD, the L ORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, yet by no means clearing the guilty...’” – Exodus 34:6-7

15   Importance of names   Bearing God’s name Belonging

16 “For I am the L ORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour. I give Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my sight, and honoured, and I love you, I give people in return for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you; I will say to the north, ‘Give them up’, and to the south, ‘Do not withhold; bring my sons from far away and my daughters from the end of the earth— everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.’ – Isaiah 43:3-7

17   Importance of names   Bearing God’s name Belonging - Do you know who you belong to/with?

18   Importance of names   Bearing God’s name Belonging - Do you know who you belong to/with? Image-bearing

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20 “The L ORD will establish you as his holy people, as he has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the L ORD your God and walk in his ways. All the peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the L ORD, and they shall be afraid of you.” – Deuteronomy 8:10 “...his servants will worship him; they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.” – Rev 22:3-4

21   Importance of names   Bearing God’s name Belonging - Do you know who you belong to/with? Image-bearing - What do people see when they look at us (as individuals and as a community)?

22   Importance of names   Bearing God’s name Belonging - Do you know who you belong to/with? Image-bearing - What do people see when they look at us (as individuals and as a community)? Representing   His glory, not ours   His rules, values and priorities, not ours   His authority, not ours

23 “Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise we shall be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth...So the L ORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. ” – Genesis 11:4-8

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25   Importance of names   Bearing God’s name Belonging - Do you know who you belong to/with? Image-bearing - What do people see when they look at us (as individuals and as a community)? Representing   His glory, not ours   His rules, values and priorities, not ours   His authority, not ours

26 “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14

27 “Grant that I may love You always, and then do with me what You will.” – Stations of the Cross

28   Importance of names   Bearing God’s name Belonging - Do you know who you belong to/with? Image-bearing - What do people see when they look at us (as individuals and as a community)? Representing   His glory, not ours   His rules, values and priorities, not ours   His authority, not ours

29 ” If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.” – John 14:14 “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.’” – Acts 3:6 “’I order you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.’ And it came out that very hour.” – Acts 16:18

30   Importance of names   Bearing God’s name Belonging Image-bearing Representing   His glory, not ours   His rules, values and priorities, not ours   His authority, not ours   How do we bear God’s name?

31  “...his servants will worship him; they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.” – Rev 22:3-4  “Moses said, ‘Show me your glory, I pray.’ – Exodus 33:18  “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14

32 “The glory of God is a human being fully alive and the life of the human consists in beholding God” – Irenaeus

33   Names are more than just labels – they communicate the essence of something.   Bearing God’s name Do you know who you belong to/with? What do people see when they look at us? Whose interests and values are we representing?   We bear God’s name when we seek His face.


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