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GOD’S NAMES: A Portrait of His Heart- Christ, The Liberating King, Part 2 – 03/22/16

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By , March 22, 2016 5:12 pm
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We sang Everlasting God by Chris Tomlin, Man of Sorrows by Hillsong and Almighty by Chris Tomlin in praise and worship this morning.

Kathy continued the teaching on Christ, The Liberating King with more exploration into the unwelcome guests, how our enemies can attack or distract and the freedom that is ours because of Jesus.

GOD’S NAMES: A Portrait of His Heart – God of All Comfort, Part 6 – 03/08/16

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By , March 8, 2016 4:13 pm
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We sang Open Up the Heavens by Vertical Church Band, Mighty to Save by Laura Story and Fairest Lord Jesus by Christy Nockels today in worship.

Kathy continued her teaching on God of All Comfort with an exploration into God’s Glory promised  and revealed and then our biblical response to move closer to Him and ask for more.

GOD’S NAMES: A Portrait of His Heart- God of All Comfort, Part 5-encore – 03/02/16

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By , March 3, 2016 4:54 pm
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Praise God for the opportunity for “do-overs”!  Kathy did an encore of the lesson from last week today!  With this recording there is an accompanying revised worksheet.

GOD’S NAMES: A Portrait of HIs Heart – God of All Comfort, Part 4 – 02/16/2016

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By , February 16, 2016 9:40 pm
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In praise and worship today we sang  Standing On the Promises by Selah, I AM by Mark Shultz, and You Are For Me by Kelanie Gloeckler.

Today, Kathy expanded on our understanding of the God of All Comfort in regards to our experience and /or anticipation of  loss.  She described the promises of God found in His Word, the provision and our role in receiving, and our call to patient endurance in the suffering.

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
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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
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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.

GOD’S NAMES: Father of Our Spirits – 09/22/15

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By , September 22, 2015 5:55 pm
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We praised God by singing Immortal, Invisible by Brad Pribbenow and Everything Is Mine In You by Christy Nockels.

Kathy explained the basis of what Divine Design Discipleship is all about: understanding God’s intention for us to live life as an overflow of His Holy Spirit through our spirit as we connect the Father, Son and Holy Spirit with our spirit, soul and body.  We learned the importance of Thanksgiving , Praise and Worship in our spiritual growth and deepening knowledge of our Heavenly Father.

GOD’S NAMES: A Portrait of His Heart- 09/15/15

By , September 16, 2015 6:31 pm
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We started the new year of teaching with praise and worship singing, “Come Thou Font” by Gateway Worship and “Everything Is Mine In You” by Christy Nockels.

Kathy gave an introduction about why knowing the names of God is so important.  Learning who God is through the names He uses in scripture determines who we are and helps us experience a deeper relationship with Him.

God’s Names: A Portrait of His Heart

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By , September 13, 2015 2:42 pm
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Our new series on the names of God begins this Tuesday, September 15th at 10 a.m. Be sure to join us and bring a friend. Handouts and audio files for each lesson will be available under the Resources tab of this website each week.

 

 

GOD’S NAMES: A PORTRAIT OF HIS HEART

 

 

God uses His names to give us a more accurate picture of who He is. My favorite name of God is Faithful and True! I’ll never forget my first glimpse of Him on that white horse in Revelation 19:11-16 MSG:

 

Then I saw Heaven open wide—and oh! a white horse and its Rider. The Rider, named Faithful and True, judges and makes war in pure righteousness. His eyes are a blaze of fire, on his head many crowns. He has a Name inscribed that’s known only to himself. He is dressed in a robe soaked with blood, and he is addressed as “Word of God.” The armies of Heaven, mounted on white horses and dressed in dazzling white linen, follow him. A sharp sword comes out of his mouth so he can subdue the nations, then rule them with a rod of iron. He treads the winepress of the raging wrath of God, the Sovereign-Strong. On his robe and thigh is written, King of kings, Lord of lords.

 

How could I not be encouraged after reading this?

 

He is Faithful. Even when I’ve felt rejected or betrayed by others, He’s remained loyal in His love. I can trust Him to be who He said He’d be for me: Father, Brother, Lover, and Friend. When I fear or fail to believe, I can still count on Him. He says, “Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.” (Isaiah 41:13 NLT)

 

He is True. His tongue is a sword; His words instruct, correct, comfort, and reassure me. In times of intense spiritual battle, I’m learning to turn my focus toward Jesus sitting astride that white horse. He is able to restore my peace. He is Faithful to fight for me, contending with the powers of darkness that seek to steal, kill, and destroy. He will be True until the end when love prevails and the enemy is crushed beneath His feet.

 

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.” (Proverbs 18:10) Yes, I’m definitely stronger and feel much safer after pondering this aspect of God’s heart! I can’t wait to plunge deeply into more of God’s Names in this new series. I hope you will join me!

 

I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. 

Psalm 91:14

DDD New Series Coming Soon!

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By , August 23, 2015 3:01 pm
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I’d like to invite you to join us this year at DDD. Yes, it is a Bible study, but it is one whose aim is primarily focused on integrating the truths of the Bible in such a way that they go beyond head knowledge and actually become a part of your everyday life.

 

This is my passion because of my history. I grew up in a church that did an excellent job of teaching the Bible and I’m forever grateful for that. But, sadly, as an adult I found myself with lots of information about God but I really didn’t know Him very well. I knew He loved me because the Bible said so, but I had little personal experience of His love.

It could certainly have been said of me that I was “forever inquiring and getting information, but…never able to arrive at a recognition and knowledge of the Truth.” (2 Timothy 3:7 AMP)

 

Everything changed for me when I discovered a method of learning called discipleship back in the early 90’s. I was a bit skittish about becoming a disciple until I realized what it meant. Jesus’ call to discipleship was a call to follow Him, to become apprenticed to Him so that I might learn how to do life His way.

 

The Bible helped me understand that Jesus lived life side-by-side with His twelve disciples. As they did life together they learned how to pray. They saw miracles large and “small.” Jesus mediated their interpersonal conflicts and corrected their erroneous thinking. He showed them how to integrate what they had learned in Scripture into their daily lives. Most importantly, they got to know Jesus intimately and, in so doing, they began to understand their own identities as well. “What an amazing opportunity,” I thought. “Sign me up!”

 

I’m excited to announce “God’s Names: A Portrait of His Heart” as the title for our new series this year. Until the Holy Spirit introduced me to an aspect of God’s infinite nature in a personal way, things I supposedly knew about Him remained one-dimensional and lifeless. Many, many times it’s been God’s names that have brought light and color and texture to the way I see Him. My picture of God isn’t yet complete, but each encounter with God and His names has yielded the kind of heart knowledge that enriches my life and my relationship with Him.

 

The Bible teaches us that we become like God as we see Him. As we meditate on the names of God together and pray them into our real life circumstances we cannot help but be changed! Please join us for this exciting time of getting to know God better!

 

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 September 15th

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 about additional times*** for mentoring groups: kyg@bellsouth.net

 

***I am not planning on reproducing our study at night this year like I did last year. What I am willing to do is work with those who cannot come on Tuesday mornings to find times that are convenient to form additional groups. We would listen to the lesson online on our own time and then come together for praise, discussion, sharing and prayer. 

 

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