May 8, 2022

The Name of God

Passage: Exodus 3:13-15
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Sermon 7 in Series

Exodus 3:13–15

[13] Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” [14] God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” [15] God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.


DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
What are some of the greatest challenges facing a mom in her vocation? How does God’s response to Moses in Exodus 3:11-12 provide encouragement?
2.   In what ways has God used other people as a means of bringing his deliverance to you? How does this motivate you to be a more useful instrument in his hands?
3.   What does this passage teach us about God’s existence? What does it mean to say that he is self-existent, and how should that affect the way we relate to him?
4.   What is the relationship between “Yahweh” and “I am”? Why would this name have been so unique and profound in Moses’ time and culture?
5.   How does God’s name assure us of his presence? What is the significance of Jesus using this name for himself in John 8:58?
6.   How does God’s name remind us that we can count on him? How does it help us to remain steadfast in the midst of our increasingly hostile culture?

References: Exodus 4:10, 13; Genesis 4:26; 9:26; 15:7; John 8:58; Hebrews 13:5; Revelation 1:8; James 1:17; Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8.


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