HIS NAME IS
Exodus 15:3 - ...the LORD is his name.
Lesson 1: I AM THE LORD!
In this message, the foundational objectives and purpose of the series is highlighted. Additionally, a doctrinal overview is given concerning the revelation of the name of the LORD to Moses in Mt. Horeb at the burning bush encounter. Necessary background and frame of reference material is covered that set the stage for future lessons. Time is spent setting the context of Exodus for the listener, and a focus is placed upon the current state of Israel, the early life and call of Moses, and his return to Egypt to speak in the name of the LORD. The basic understanding of the two forms of Jehovah's name and the related significance is the end objective of the lesson.
Lesson 2: Israel's Education in the Name (Pt. 1)
In this message, we continue the examination of the historical record concerning the revelation of the name of the LORD to Israel. Special attention is given to the doctrinal education that the LORD intended His nation to receive while witnessing the outpouring of the wrath in the 10 plagues upon Egypt. Lessons are to be learned as Israel experiences the first several plagues along with Pharaoh's people, and also thereafter as JEHOVAH begins to put His power into action for them to "sever" them from the Egyptians. Understanding the communication of truth and grace in the further development of the Exodus narrative is the primary objective in this lesson.
Lesson 3: Israel's Education in the Name (Pt. 2)
In this message, we continue the examination of the historical record concerning the revelation of the name of the LORD to Israel. Special attention is given to the doctrinal education that the LORD intended His nation to receive while in the wilderness leading up to their arrival at Mt. Sinai. Lessons are to be learned as Israel is confronted with their own inability and weakness in view of their predicaments and as the LORD provides the solutions and deliverance that they desperately needed. Understanding the communication of truth and grace in the further developments of the Exodus narrative is the primary objective in this lesson.
Lesson 4: Israel's Rejection of the Name
In this message, we continue the examination of the historical record concerning the revelation of the name of the LORD to Israel. Special attention is given Israel's rejection of her education in that name as seen in her decision to opt for the Law contract at Mt Sinai. Consideration is given to the text of Exodus 19 as we examine the details of Israel's bold rejection of Jehovah and the accompanying change in her relationship to Him as she begins to be dealt with through the spirit of fear. Finally, the law & the prophets are briefly consulted to gain understanding in the end goal of Israel's education in the name of the LORD that she will yet receive when the Law has run its course.
Lesson 5: Jehovah-jireh
In this message, we consider the grammatical and doctrinal basis for the Jehovah-compound names. After these final preliminary matters are covered, we spend the balance of the time consider the Jehovah-jireh concept found in Genesis 22:14. Special attention is given to the burnt-offering and the significance of this as it relates to Jehovah-jireh. Additionally, points are covered in relation to the Passover along with matters related to the Lord Jesus Christ as the true bread from heaven who was sent down for the life of his people and the world.
Lesson 6: Jehovah-ropheka
In this message, we consider the Jehovah-ropheka concept found in Exodus 15:26. A brief review of the context of the passage is set forth before exploring some other relevant matters concerning this Jehovah compound name. After initial contextual matters are set forth, we explore passages in the law, the psalms and the prophets that elaborate and expand upon Israel's sickness under the law contract and her need for healing as only to be found in the name of the LORD. Additionally, we briefly speak to matters related to the Lord Jesus Christ as the light of the world who is the saving health of his people and the Gentiles who will be blessed through Israel's rise.
Lesson 7: Jehovah-nissi
In this message, we consider the Jehovah-nissi concept found in Exodus 17:15. After a brief pass through the gist of the passage, we explore some matters leading up to the presentation of Jehovah-nissi to the nation Israel. Of particular importance is the visibile reminder of the name of the LORD as seen in the rod of Moses at Rephidim. The fundamental understanding of "the rod of God" provides the necessary background for the understanding of Jehovah-nissi. Finally, we conclude by quickly running a number of references in the law and psalms that extol and amplify on the doctrine in view of the fulfillment of Israel's program and her victory over all enemies through the name of the LORD.
Lesson 8: Jehovah-shalom
In this message, we consider the Jehovah-shalom concept found in Judges 6:24. In this passage which concerns the call of Gideon, we consider the historical context Israel's national predicament as being "under the law." Verses concerning the first course of punishment found in Leviticus 26 are briefly noted as well as their outworking historically recorded in the book of Judges. After walking down through the account in which Jehovah-shalom is set forth, we pull in some other passages from the prophets in which the Jehovah-shalom doctrine is further developed in the scriptures. Finally, we tie in the I am statement of the Lord Jesus Christ that corresponds to Jehovah-shalom and show how that He is Israel's only hope for peace in the kingdom.
Lesson 9: Jehovah-ra'ah
In this message, we consider Jehovah-ra'ah in Psalm 23:1. The focus of the teaching is on the doctrinal purpose of the psalm as it relates to the remnant of Israel in the day of the LORD. We explore matters such as the identity of Jehovah's sheep, the shepherds that the LORD appointed over his heritage, the shepherd's irresponsible handing of that responsibility and the remedy that Israel will find in the LORD, the Shepherd. Finally, we relate the doctrine to the matching I Am statement of the Lord Jesus Christ in the gospel of John and speak briefly on how the ministry of the apostles factor in to this overall doctrinal framework.
Lesson 10: Jehovah-tsidkenu
In this message, we consider Jehovah-tsidkenu in Jeremiah 23:6. The issue of Israel's spiritual fitness is examined in view of the LORD's earthly, kingdom purpose with the nation and the law contract considered in view of the righteousness whereby Israel said that they would produce it. The nation's failure under the old covenant is highlighted, and the solution to their failures is found in Jehovah's new covenant with them. A number of passages are examined to gain an appreciation for this topic, and ultimately all is related back to the Lord Jesus Christ who is the righteousness for both Israel and the body of Christ.
Lesson 11: Jehovah-shammah
In this message, we consider Jehovah-shammah in Ezekiel 48:35. The emphasis in this message is on God's purpose in connection with a heavenly city that He intends to establish on the earth. The overall context of Ezekiel within the prophets (and God's program with Israel) is highlighted, as well as the functional purpose of his visions for Israel historically. After the fundamental passages are considered, we launch out into some other prophetic passages that substantiate the doctrine and end by relating this body of doctrine to the Lord Jesus Christ as the door of His sheepfold.