GOD’S NAMES: A Portrait of His Heart – God of All Comfort – 1/26/16

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By , January 27, 2016 8:55 am

We began our spring semester with praise and worship singing:  Prepare the Way by Millieum Worship, Anchor of Hope by Ellie Holcomb and In Christ Alone with The Solid Rock by Travis Cottrell.

Kathy introduced us to a new name of our heavenly Father, the God of All Comfort.  Through the example of Paul and his second letter to the Corinthians she lead us through the ideas that there is purpose in our pain and how we can receive God’s power and comfort through our weakness.

A New Semester of “God’s Names: A Portrait of His Heart”

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By , January 23, 2016 8:16 pm

Our picture of God is, at best, incomplete. Often it is somewhat warped. Occasionally it is completely inaccurate.

How wonderful that God has chosen to reveal His character to us! One of my favorite methods of revelation is the names of God. God’s names offer us a portrait of His infinite and loving heart.

Throughout Scripture, God made His name known through personal encounters. The Lord formally introduced Himself with the name Jehovah when Moses asked His name (Exodus 3:14). This name tells me God is a relational being. Jehovah is ready and willing to grant greater levels of intimacy when I pursue Him like Moses did.

By studying divine appointments between God and His people in the Bible, we can see how His names are announced and His heart is exposed. When we find Abraham’s son facing death in Genesis 22, the Lord sends a substitute. That’s why Abraham declares God to be Jehovah Jireh, the Lord Will Provide. Another time we discover a runaway servant girl, Hagar, who realizes that she can’t outrun God’s watchful eye. Because the Lord sees her situation and intervenes, she calls Him El Roi, the God Who Sees Me (Genesis 16:13).

The Apostle Paul called Him, who had so radically repurposed his life, the God Of All Comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3) There is so much mercy and love in this name! We will begin with the God of All Comfort on January 26th at our spring kickoff for Divine Design. I hope you will join me.

GOD’S NAMES: A Portrait of His Heart

In this study you will focus on:
• Enjoying richer relationship with God by getting to know Him more.
• Discovering your true identity by learning Who God is to you and for you.
• Inviting God into your specific places of need by calling on His names.
• Living out of the infinite supply of wisdom and power that His names reveal.

Tuesday mornings beginning January 26th at Covenant Presbyterian, Room 104:
10:00 – 11:15 Worship and the Word
11:15 – 12:00 Mentoring groups (optional)

Listen online anytime at www.DivineDesignDiscipleship.com
Can’t come on Tuesday mornings? Contact Kathy Girardeau by reply email about additional times for mentoring groups.

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