Favorite Biblical Name of God

The church I attend has been doing a sermon series “Wonderful Name.”  The first sermon of the series was about my favorite name “I Am.”  There are many reasons I like “I Am” and these are in now particular ranking.

  • Friend Andy’s story about the names of God during Children’s story at a service a long time ago.
    • Exodus 3:14 (NIV14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.[a] This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
    • John 8:58 (NIV) 58 “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!
  • “I AM” song by Mark Shultz 
  • “I Am” sermon from Pastor Steve from series mentioned above.

 

I’ve also been challenged recently to learn /memorize more names of God. There are many wonderful lists of God. Here’s a few.
  • 216 Names of God by Isikabla Ministries
    • El Emunah:  The Faithful GOD: Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9
    • The Lamb: In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” Revelation 5:12
    • Light Of The World: When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
    • Servant: Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. Acts 4:27

I could go on but to finish this post, I’m reminded of Brother Lawrence’s The Practice of the Presence of God.

“How happy we would be if we could find the treasure of which the Gospel speaks; all else would be as nothing. As it is boundless, the more you search for it the greater the riches you will find; let us search unceasingly and let us not stop until we have found it.”
Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

 

About GettingCloserToOurGod

This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York. Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life. After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature. In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God. Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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