Eleven Names to Shout About – sermon on praiseBy
The following is a simple sermon outline about praising the Divine names of God. It focuses on the compound Divine names and can be used to teach people about praise, prayer, and the nature of God all in one sermon. Of course, they all point to the Jesus and what He has done for us.
Learn to Voice and Praise God using the various names we find attributed to God in Scripture. They tell us something about His nature and character. They give us insight into what He does for us. The compound names sometimes referred to as the Jehovah names are full of application and meaning for us. They also point to Jesus as He was God come in human flesh.
1. Jehovah Jireh means God will provide.
Genesis 22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
-When you need provision praise Him as Jehovah Jireh.
2. Jehovah Rophe means God is the one who heals.
Exodus 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD That healeth thee.
-When you need healing praise Him as Jehovah Rophe.
3. Jehovah Nissi means God is our banner, our victory.
Exodus 17:15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi: 16 For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.
-When you are in battle praise Him as Jehovah Nissi.
4.Jehovah Mekaddish means God is our sanctifier.
Exodus 31:13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily My sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD That doth sanctify you. See also Leviticus 20:8; 21:8; 22:32 Ezekiel 20:12
-When you are in need of cleansing and you have confessed your sin, praise Him as Jehovah Mekaddish.
5. Jehovah Shalom means God is our peace.
Judges 6:23 And the LORD said unto him, Peace be unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die. 24 Then Gideon built an altar there unto the LORD, and called it Jehovah-shalom: unto this day it is yet in Ophrah of the Abi-ezrites.
-When you sense confusion and distraction praise Him as Jehovah Shalom.
6. Jehovah Sabboath means He is the God of hosts.
1 Samuel 1:3 And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the LORD, were there.
-When you feel intimated or fearful praise Him as Jehovah Sabboath.
7. Jehovah Rohi means God is my shepherd.
Psalms 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
-When you are needing direction or you feel uncertain and unsafe, praise Him as Jehovah Rohi.
8. Jehovah Sidkenu means God is our righteousness.
Jeremiah 5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is His name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. See also Jeremiah 33:16
-When the enemy accuses you praise Him as Jehovah Sidkenu.
9. Jehovah Elyon means the God Most High.
Psalms 7:17 I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD MOST HIGH. See also Psalms 47:2; 97:9
-When you feel overwhelmed, praise Him as Jehovah Elyon.
10. Jehovah Shammah means God is present.
Ezekiel 48:35 It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.
-When you feel isolated, abandoned, or alone, praise Him as Jehovah Shammah.
11. Jesus means Jehovah Saves.
Matthew 1:21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
We pray now through the name of Jesus. All the other names mentioned find their fulfillment for our lives through the Lord Jesus Christ. Think of how God has provided for us through Christ. He heals us through Christ. Christ is our peace. Christ is our sanctifier. Jesus is our victory and so forth. He embodied these truths as God in human flesh who offered Himself for us.
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