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The Principle of Humility

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January 16, 2020
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Pastor Robert continues the RELAT10NSHIP series with a message about how keeping God’s name holy teaches us humility.

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  • ROBERT MORRIS: But you've got toremember, you've got to take
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  • the Bible as a whole.
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  • You've got to remember thatChrist took our punishment.
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  • I'm grateful because I'vebroken more than
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  • just one Commandment.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ROBERT: All right.
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  • We are in a series called"Relationship Through God's
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  • Top Ten", and we're talkingabout the Ten Commandments now.
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  • So, we're going to go toExodus 20 in a moment,
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  • but if you want to bea professional
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  • and turn to someother Scriptures,
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  • I'll give you a couple of otherswhere we'll be.
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  • We'll be in Ezekiel 36and Jeremiah 14,
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  • and we are talking aboutthe Third Commandment,
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  • and I'm calling it the Principleof Humility,
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  • and here's just to remind youabout this series.
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  • I believe that there'sa principle behind each of
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  • the commandments that leads usto a deeper relationship
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  • with God and with others.
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  • If you noticed,the Commandments
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  • are in two sections, in essence.
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  • The first four have to dowith our relationship with God.
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  • The last six have to do with ourrelationship with people.
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  • So, we're talking about thatGod gave us principles
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  • that help us to havea deeper relationship,
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  • and the Third Commandment,I think is the principle
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  • of humility, and it's aboutthe name of God.
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  • So, let's just talk a littlebit about the -- you know, what?
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  • Let's read the Scripture firstand then we'll talk about it.
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  • Exodus 20:7 says, "You shallnot take the name of the Lord
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  • your God in vain.
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  • For the Lord will not holdhim guiltless who takes
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  • His name in vain."
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  • I want you to think about thisbecause why would God be
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  • so insistent on not usingHis name in the wrong way?
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  • It's because His nameis His character.
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  • It's who He is.
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  • You've probably heardthe old saying that guy has
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  • a bad name in the community.
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  • Have you ever heardthat saying?
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  • That guy has a bad namein the community.
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  • You're not referring to the nameon his birth certificate.
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  • Right?
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  • You're referringto his character.
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  • So, all through Scripture,the name of God
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  • is synonymous with God.
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  • I'm going to show you someScripture on that in a moment.
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  • I want you to think about this.
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  • Even the Lord's prayer startswith hallowed be thy name.
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  • Hallow means to referto as holy.
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  • Holy means separate.
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  • So, what He's saying isyour name is separate
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  • from every other name on earth.
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  • A lot of people don't knowabout the name of God
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  • and which name it is and thereare many names throughout
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  • the Old Testament, but God'sname that is in
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  • the Old Testament over6.800 times, almost 7.000 times,
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  • is Yahweh, and Yahweh meansin the causative form
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  • He who caused existence.
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  • So, that's why in the same waywhen Moses said what's your name
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  • He said I am that I am.
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  • I am that I am.
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  • I was, I am, and I will be.
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  • I'm the onethat's always existed.
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  • That's where the nameYahweh came from.
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  • When Israel went into exilein about 594 B.C.,
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  • the reason they went into exilewas because they profaned
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  • His name, and so Jewish peoplestopped pronouncing
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  • the name of Godaround 600 B.C.
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  • because they didn't want totake the chance of profaning
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  • His name, but here is whatwe need to understand.
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  • They weren't profaning Hisname by saying it out loud.
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  • They were profaning His nameby the way they lived.
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  • They had the name of Godon them, but they were
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  • worshipping idols.
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  • The people of the land couldnot tell the difference
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  • between the people of Godand the people
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  • who did not know God.
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  • I want you to think aboutthat for a moment
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  • and think about our cultureand our society today.
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  • One of the greatest ways youprofane the name of God
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  • is you call yourselfChrist-like,
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  • and you don't live like Christ.
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  • Man, that's not even in mynotes and that was really good.
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  • Tweetable, as they say.
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  • All right, so --I'm so excited.
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  • I said something good.
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  • Now I don't knowwhat to say now.
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  • I got excited.
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  • Here's Ezekiel 36:23-23.
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  • This is when theywent into exile.
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  • "When they came to thenations wherever they went,
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  • they profaned my holy name,"they profaned my holy name.
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  • When they said of them theseare the people of the land,
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  • and yet they've goneout of His land.
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  • Now watch what God says,"but I had concern
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  • for my holy name which the houseof Israel had profaned."
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  • Now, just to remind you we getthe word profanity
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  • from the word profane.
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  • The word profane meansto treat as common.
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  • In other words, they treatedmy name as common,
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  • and my name is not commonbecause it represents me.
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  • "Which the house of Israelhad profaned among the nations
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  • wherever they went.
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  • Therefore, say to the houseof Israel, thus says
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  • the Lord God I do not do thisfor your sake,
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  • oh house of Israel," this meansbring them back to the land,
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  • but for my holy name's sakewhich you have profaned
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  • among the nations whereveryou went, and I will sanctify
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  • my great name which has beenprofaned among the nations
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  • which you have profanedin their midst,
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  • and the nations shall know thatI am the Lord,
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  • says the Lord God when I amhallowed in you,"
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  • or hallowed, set apart,referred to as holy in you,
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  • "before their eyes."
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  • All right.
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  • This word, you shall not takethe name of the Lord in vain.
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  • The word take meanslift up or carry.
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  • In other words, you shall nottake that bag with you
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  • when you go.
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  • You pick it up,and you carry it with you.
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  • You shall not carry my namein a vain and empty
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  • or worthless or a prideful way.
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  • This is why I believe this isthe principle of humility.
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  • I think to call ourselvesbelievers and to be afraid
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  • that someone in the world isnot going to accept us
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  • or make fun of usbecause we live a holy life
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  • is to use His namein a vain way.
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  • Vanity comes in.
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  • We want to makesure we look right.
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  • All through Scripture you haveto know that the name
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  • of the Lord is interchangeablefor the Lord.
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  • As a matter of fact, I wantto show you some Scriptures,
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  • and I want you to see theseScriptures.
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  • You would think it would saythe Lord, but it says
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  • the name of the Lord,and man of these you know.
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  • Proverbs 18:10, "The name ofthe Lord is a strong tower."
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  • You ever heardthat Scripture?
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  • "The righteous run into itand are safe."
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  • The name doesn't say theLord is a strong tower,
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  • and He is,but the name is the same.
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  • The name of the Lordis a strong tower.
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  • Psalm 20:7, "Some trust inchariots and some in horses,
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  • but we trust in the nameof the Lord our God."
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  • It doesn't say wetrust in the Lord.
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  • It says we trustin the name.
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  • Now, we do trust in the Lord,but according to Scripture,
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  • the name is the same.
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  • In the prayer of Jesus,not the Lord's Prayer,
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  • but the prayer of Jesusin John 17,
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  • He was in the gardenbefore He was crucified,
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  • and He's praying for us.
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  • I'm going to show youthree phrases
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  • that you probably have neverseen even though you read
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  • John 17 probably many times.
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  • Watch this.
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  • John 17:6, "I have manifestedyour name to the men
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  • whom you have given me."
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  • It doesn't sayI've manifested you,
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  • but it's the same thing.
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  • I've manifested your name.
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  • Verse 11, "Father, keepthrough your name
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  • those whom you have given me."
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  • And then Verse 12, "While I waswith them in the world,
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  • I kept them in your name."
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  • I kept them in your personhood.
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  • I kept them in your character.
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  • Romans 10:13, "For whoevercalls on the name of the Lord
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  • shall be saved."
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  • It doesn't say whoevercalls on the Lord.
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  • By the way,this is a quote from Amos.
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  • It doesn't say whoever callson the Lord, but we know that
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  • we do call on the Lord,but it's I'm trying to
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  • show you it's the same.
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  • Whoever calls on thename of the Lord.
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  • When I was in high school,I was trying to get right
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  • with God.
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  • I didn't get saved untilactually after my first year
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  • of college after Debbie and Igot married,
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  • but I was going to churchand trying to get right
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  • with God, and so I went to oneof these little
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  • youth Bible study groups,and I'd heard Scripture
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  • growing up and attended church,and so we were talking one time
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  • and someone said how do you getsaved, the leader of the group,
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  • and I said, well, the Bible sayswhoever calls on
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  • the name of the Lord will besaved, and the guy said,
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  • it does not.
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  • The leader of the group.
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  • He said you don't callon the name of the Lord.
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  • There's nothing in the name.
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  • You have to callon the Lord.
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  • I said, no, it says whoevercalls on the name of the Lord
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  • will be saved.
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  • He said wheredoes it say that?
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  • Well, I didn't know,and when I got to college,
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  • and found this verse, I thought,I'm calling that guy,
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  • and if you're watching T.V.
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  • right now, I was right.
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  • Whoever calls on the nameof the Lord will be saved.
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  • So, God says don't take,don't carry the name of the Lord
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  • in a vain way.
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  • So, I just want to show youthree ways that we might carry
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  • the name of the Lordin a vain way,
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  • but we can actually carry itin a humble way instead.
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  • Number one is prayer.
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  • You remember they wereentering a land that was filled
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  • with heathens and idolatryand false worship
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  • and witchcraft, and they hadall these idols and the way
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  • they called on idols was tocall the name of the idol.
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  • So, you had to takethe Ten Commandments in context.
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  • What He was saying was whenyou go in this land,
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  • here's what He was saying,my name is not
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  • a magical incantation.
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  • You don't use my name likethey use the names of their gods
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  • because my name is who I am.
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  • You don't call on me that way.
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  • Even in the New Testament peopleused His name incorrectly.
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  • Acts 19:13, "Then some of theitinerant Jewish exorcists
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  • took it upon themselves tocall the name of the Lord Jesus
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  • over those who hadevil spirits saying
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  • we exercise you by Jesuswhom Paul preaches."
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  • Notice they use Jesus in Paul.
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  • Also, there were seven sonsof Sceva, a Jewish priest,
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  • who did so, and the evil spiritanswered and said,
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  • listen to this, Jesus, I know,and Paul, I know,
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  • but who are you?
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  • Then the man in whomthe evil spirit
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  • was leaped on them,overpowered them,
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  • and prevailed against themso that they fled
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  • out of that house nakedand wounded."
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  • That will teach youto use His name wrong.
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  • "This became known both toall Jews and Greeks dwelling
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  • in Ephesus and fear fellon them and the name.
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  • The name of the Lord Jesuswas magnified."
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  • So, we use His name whenwe pray the wrong way.
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  • When we pray selfishly,we're using His name
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  • in a vain way, a prideful way.
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  • James 4:3, "You ask,and you do not receive
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  • because you ask amiss that youmay spend it on your pleasures."
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  • Now, we think the word amissmeans selfishly.
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  • It's actually phenomenalthat the Holy Spirit
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  • would use this word here.
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  • You know what itactually means?
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  • It means sick and miserable.
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  • Sick and miserable.
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  • You ask, but you don't receive,listen to this,
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  • because what you're askingwould make you sick
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  • and miserableif I gave it to you.
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  • You don't even knowwhat you're asking.
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  • See, the way we pray,the right way,
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  • is we pray for His will.
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  • Then we know for surewe're praying right.
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  • We always pray for His willto be done, and we do use
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  • His name when we pray.
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  • John 16:24, one of the mostamazing verses in the Bible,
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  • "Until now, you haveasked nothing in my name.
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  • Ask and you will receivethat your joy may be full."
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  • See, the way we pray isthe way Jesus prayed.
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  • Not my will,but your will be done.
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  • One time, Debbie and I werelooking at this house to buy,
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  • and I was just really praying,God, please give us that house,
  • 00:13:47.575 --> 00:13:50.311
  • please give us that house.
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  • I love that house.
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  • Please give us that house.
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  • And this is when our kidswere small.
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  • Three small children,and I can remember having
  • 00:13:57.185 --> 00:14:03.224
  • a prompting to prayif it's your will.
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  • I remember this specifically,but I didn't want to say that
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  • because it would give Himan out, and I wanted that house,
  • 00:14:13.301 --> 00:14:22.076
  • and I was travelingand out of town,
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  • and Debbie called me and shesaid -- and there was
  • 00:14:26.414 --> 00:14:28.549
  • a storm in [inaudible],and maybe I called her,
  • 00:14:28.650 --> 00:14:30.585
  • and was like how's it going?
  • 00:14:30.685 --> 00:14:31.753
  • She said you're not goingto believe this,
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  • but we're having a flash flood,and the house that we had
  • 00:14:33.187 --> 00:14:36.658
  • the contract on is flooded,and it's on the news.
  • 00:14:36.758 --> 00:14:42.664
  • There's a helicoptershowing the house we have
  • 00:14:42.764 --> 00:14:48.536
  • the contract on, and it's gotthree feet of water in it,
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  • and I remember a few weeks laterwe got out of the contract.
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  • Obviously, it's pretty easyon that deal, but I remember
  • 00:14:58.112 --> 00:15:01.082
  • saying, Lord, thank you,and I was thinking
  • 00:15:01.182 --> 00:15:03.484
  • like a man financially.
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  • Thank you, Lord,that you saved my finances.
  • 00:15:05.720 --> 00:15:09.424
  • Here's what He said.
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  • I didn't save your finances,son, I saved your family.
  • 00:15:10.725 --> 00:15:15.630
  • The water rose three feetin 20 minutes.
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  • You tell me how my wifecould have gotten
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  • three small children out ina flood three feet of water.
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  • So, when you pray, use His name,but for His will,
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  • not for a vain purpose.
  • 00:15:32.847 --> 00:15:34.315
  • Here's the second way wecould use it in a vain way.
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  • It's prophesy.
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  • Jeremiah 23:25, "I've heardwhat the prophets have said
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  • who prophesied liesin my name."
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  • Ezekiel 22:28, "Her prophetsplastered them
  • 00:15:49.230 --> 00:15:52.000
  • with untampered mortar seeingfalse visions and divining lives
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  • for them saying," watch,"thus says the Lord God
  • 00:15:56.738 --> 00:16:00.508
  • when the Lord had not spoken."
  • 00:16:00.608 --> 00:16:04.946
  • Now, we have thisin the church today.
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  • We have people sharingtheir opinions
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  • and saying thus says the Lord.
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  • You're taking the nameof the Lord in vain.
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  • You're using the name ofthe Lord in a vain way,
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  • and what you need to know isthe second part
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  • of the Commandment.
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  • Look at this.
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  • The second part ofthe Commandment says,
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  • "For the Lord will not hold himguiltless who take His name
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  • in vain."
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  • Let me say it another waythat the word guiltless
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  • means unpunished.
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  • The Lord will not lethim go unpunished.
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  • Let me show you one moreScripture on this
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  • and then tell you somethingthat happened one time.
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  • Jeremiah 14:13-15, "And thenI said, Lord God,
  • 00:17:00.401 --> 00:17:05.506
  • behold the prophets say to themyou shall not see the sword,
  • 00:17:05.606 --> 00:17:09.277
  • nor shall you have famine,but I will give you
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  • assured peace in this place."
  • 00:17:12.280 --> 00:17:14.015
  • Now, this is when God wastelling Jeremiah the sword
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  • and famine are coming.
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  • He said, but the prophetssay it's sword and famine.
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  • It's not coming.
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  • "And the Lord said to me,the prophets prophesied lies
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  • in my name."
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  • They're using my name.
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  • "I have not sent them,commanded them,
  • 00:17:25.860 --> 00:17:28.796
  • nor spoken to them.
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  • They prophesied you a falsevision, divination,
  • 00:17:30.631 --> 00:17:34.368
  • a worthless thing," that'swhat the word vain means,
  • 00:17:34.469 --> 00:17:38.005
  • worthless, vanity, worthless,"and the deceit
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  • of their own heart.
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  • Therefore, thus says theLord concerning the prophets
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  • who prophesy in my name whomI did not send and who say
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  • sword and famine shall notbe in this land,"
  • 00:17:51.219 --> 00:17:52.987
  • this is what the Lord says,"by sword and famine, those
  • 00:17:53.087 --> 00:17:58.392
  • prophets shall be consumed."
  • 00:17:58.493 --> 00:18:00.928
  • Here's what it says.
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  • It says, "They say,"the Lord is talking now,
  • 00:18:02.263 --> 00:18:04.699
  • "they say sword and famineis not coming.
  • 00:18:04.799 --> 00:18:06.467
  • I say the very thing theyprophesy that's not coming
  • 00:18:06.567 --> 00:18:11.272
  • is going to come on them."
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  • I'm not trying to scare us.
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  • I'm really not.
  • 00:18:17.211 --> 00:18:18.179
  • I'm trying to get us to,in our society
  • 00:18:18.279 --> 00:18:20.681
  • we have so under-valuedthe name of God.
  • 00:18:20.781 --> 00:18:25.386
  • I think we need to rememberhow holy and how reverent it is
  • 00:18:25.486 --> 00:18:28.089
  • and that it is Him we'retalking about when we use
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  • His name.
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  • We're calling into questionHis character.
  • 00:18:32.660 --> 00:18:34.428
  • I was in a church speakingone time, and the pastor
  • 00:18:34.529 --> 00:18:37.999
  • told me about it.
  • 00:18:38.099 --> 00:18:39.834
  • He said a few months agoa guy got mad at me
  • 00:18:39.934 --> 00:18:42.403
  • over something in the church,and he came to church
  • 00:18:42.503 --> 00:18:46.707
  • one weekend, and he stood upand prophesied that God
  • 00:18:46.807 --> 00:18:49.844
  • was going to kill me,and that week he died,
  • 00:18:49.944 --> 00:18:56.350
  • the man that prophesied it,not the pastor,
  • 00:18:56.450 --> 00:18:58.286
  • the guy who prophesied it.
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  • Now, I'm not saying Godkilled him, and I'm not saying
  • 00:19:01.088 --> 00:19:05.059
  • he died because he spokeagainst the pastor,
  • 00:19:05.159 --> 00:19:11.399
  • but he used the name ofthe Lord in a vain way,
  • 00:19:11.499 --> 00:19:16.837
  • and I've got a Commandment thatsays the Lord will not
  • 00:19:16.938 --> 00:19:18.706
  • let him go unpunished for usingthe name of the Lord
  • 00:19:18.806 --> 00:19:23.911
  • to try to propagate his agendain the church.
  • 00:19:24.011 --> 00:19:28.282
  • I think we ought to be careful,and then the third way
  • 00:19:28.382 --> 00:19:30.218
  • is proclamation.
  • 00:19:30.318 --> 00:19:32.186
  • In other words,speaking the name of the Lord
  • 00:19:32.286 --> 00:19:34.455
  • in the wrong way.
  • 00:19:34.555 --> 00:19:35.289
  • We can pray itin the wrong way.
  • 00:19:35.389 --> 00:19:36.290
  • We can prophesy itin the wrong way.
  • 00:19:36.390 --> 00:19:37.291
  • We can proclaim itthe wrong way.
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  • Leviticus 19:12, "And youshall not swear
  • 00:19:39.660 --> 00:19:41.495
  • by my name falsely,nor shall you profane
  • 00:19:41.596 --> 00:19:49.103
  • the name of the Lord your God."
  • 00:19:49.203 --> 00:19:50.438
  • Remember, we get the wordprofanity from the word profane.
  • 00:19:50.538 --> 00:19:54.041
  • Leviticus 21:6, "They shallbe holy, set apart
  • 00:19:54.141 --> 00:19:57.878
  • to the Lord their God and notprofane the name of their God."
  • 00:19:57.979 --> 00:20:04.485
  • Now, I'm going to hit with yousomething kind of
  • 00:20:04.585 --> 00:20:07.655
  • strong here.
  • 00:20:07.755 --> 00:20:08.889
  • I just think our societyhas completely under-valued
  • 00:20:08.990 --> 00:20:11.425
  • the name of God.
  • 00:20:11.525 --> 00:20:14.328
  • One commentator, I read,said we use His name in vain
  • 00:20:14.428 --> 00:20:20.735
  • when we express surprisewith God's name,
  • 00:20:20.835 --> 00:20:31.579
  • and I thought what aboutthe little saying
  • 00:20:31.679 --> 00:20:35.016
  • that is so popular right now,oh, my God, and we put O.M.G.
  • 00:20:35.116 --> 00:20:46.093
  • and yet there's no reverenceor no holiness in our mind
  • 00:20:46.193 --> 00:20:51.832
  • where Jewish people won'teven spell it out,
  • 00:20:51.932 --> 00:20:56.237
  • and yet we put O.M.G.like L.O.L.
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  • Oh my God.
  • 00:21:02.610 --> 00:21:05.146
  • I just think we need tothink about this,
  • 00:21:05.246 --> 00:21:09.016
  • and then obviously, to beso arrogant that you would
  • 00:21:09.116 --> 00:21:14.855
  • curse someone in God's nameor curse something.
  • 00:21:14.955 --> 00:21:21.162
  • That would be the G.D. word.
  • 00:21:21.262 --> 00:21:24.932
  • That's why I feel like thisis the principle of humility,
  • 00:21:25.032 --> 00:21:28.669
  • but we can proclaim His namein a right way.
  • 00:21:28.769 --> 00:21:32.640
  • Let me show you a few verses.
  • 00:21:32.740 --> 00:21:35.443
  • Psalm 44:8, "In God we boastall day long
  • 00:21:35.543 --> 00:21:40.014
  • and praise your name forever."
  • 00:21:40.114 --> 00:21:45.219
  • Notice it doesn't saypraise you.
  • 00:21:45.319 --> 00:21:47.521
  • It says praiseyour name forever.
  • 00:21:47.621 --> 00:21:50.591
  • A very famous one.
  • 00:21:50.691 --> 00:21:51.792
  • Psalm 100:4, "Enter into Hisgates with thanksgiving
  • 00:21:51.892 --> 00:21:54.128
  • and enter His courtswith praise.
  • 00:21:54.228 --> 00:21:55.162
  • Be thankful to Himand bless His name."
  • 00:21:55.262 --> 00:21:59.467
  • Have you ever said that tothe Lord, bless your name?
  • 00:21:59.567 --> 00:22:01.635
  • Bless your name, God.
  • 00:22:01.736 --> 00:22:03.371
  • And then another famous one,Psalm 113:3,
  • 00:22:03.471 --> 00:22:05.840
  • "From the rising of the sun toits going down, the Lord's name
  • 00:22:05.940 --> 00:22:11.112
  • is to be praised."
  • 00:22:11.212 --> 00:22:12.446
  • The best way to proclaimthe name of the Lord
  • 00:22:12.546 --> 00:22:14.215
  • is with praise and gratitude.
  • 00:22:14.315 --> 00:22:16.484
  • That's the best way.
  • 00:22:16.584 --> 00:22:18.085
  • Now, let me go backto something.
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  • The Lord will not hold himguiltless or the Lord
  • 00:22:22.089 --> 00:22:24.658
  • will not let him go unpunished.
  • 00:22:24.759 --> 00:22:27.061
  • Okay, that's tough.
  • 00:22:27.161 --> 00:22:29.463
  • When I started studying this,I thought I'm in trouble,
  • 00:22:29.563 --> 00:22:35.336
  • and you might have thoughtthat too.
  • 00:22:35.436 --> 00:22:37.238
  • I probably prayed your namethe wrong way.
  • 00:22:37.338 --> 00:22:39.940
  • I probably said some thingsthat I felt like God
  • 00:22:40.040 --> 00:22:41.976
  • was saying to me that youweren't saying to me,
  • 00:22:42.076 --> 00:22:44.745
  • and I'm sure that I proclaimedyour name in the wrong way
  • 00:22:44.845 --> 00:22:49.183
  • even if it's that expression,oh, my God.
  • 00:22:49.283 --> 00:22:51.652
  • I've considered your namecommon, Lord, so what does
  • 00:22:51.752 --> 00:22:59.326
  • this mean, I'm notgoing to go unpunished?
  • 00:22:59.427 --> 00:23:03.164
  • But you've got to remember,you've got to take
  • 00:23:03.264 --> 00:23:04.432
  • the Bible as a whole.
  • 00:23:04.532 --> 00:23:05.866
  • You've got to remember thatChrist took our punishment.
  • 00:23:05.966 --> 00:23:14.375
  • I'm grateful because I'vebroken more than
  • 00:23:14.475 --> 00:23:17.077
  • just one Commandment,and Christ took our punishment.
  • 00:23:17.178 --> 00:23:22.216
  • I want to bring you back tothat the Commandments
  • 00:23:22.316 --> 00:23:25.820
  • were given by grace.
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  • This shocks so many peoplebecause they talk about
  • 00:23:28.722 --> 00:23:30.925
  • the Mosaic Covenant,but before He ever made
  • 00:23:31.025 --> 00:23:32.860
  • the Mosaic Covenant,He made the Abrahamic Covenant.
  • 00:23:32.960 --> 00:23:36.764
  • He'd already made that.
  • 00:23:36.864 --> 00:23:38.699
  • Abraham believed God,and it was counted to him
  • 00:23:38.799 --> 00:23:42.436
  • as righteousness.
  • 00:23:42.536 --> 00:23:43.537
  • Righteousness wasput in his account.
  • 00:23:43.637 --> 00:23:45.906
  • God did not givethe Ten Commandments to Israel
  • 00:23:46.006 --> 00:23:49.777
  • while they were in Egypt.
  • 00:23:49.877 --> 00:23:54.381
  • In other words, God didn'tsay you straighten up
  • 00:23:54.482 --> 00:23:59.186
  • and act right and then I'lldeliver you from your enemies.
  • 00:23:59.286 --> 00:24:04.458
  • God said I'll deliver youfrom your enemies,
  • 00:24:04.558 --> 00:24:07.127
  • and I'll bury themin the Red Sea
  • 00:24:07.228 --> 00:24:09.163
  • and then after I save youby grace,
  • 00:24:09.263 --> 00:24:11.198
  • I'll give you some principlesto help you and I
  • 00:24:11.298 --> 00:24:14.034
  • have a better relationship.
  • 00:24:14.134 --> 00:24:16.737
  • That's the Ten Commandments.
  • 00:24:16.837 --> 00:24:19.139
  • All by grace, and it's bygrace through faith
  • 00:24:19.240 --> 00:24:24.445
  • because when they walkedto the Red Sea,
  • 00:24:24.545 --> 00:24:26.447
  • they had to believe thatthose walls weren't going to
  • 00:24:26.547 --> 00:24:28.215
  • crash on them.
  • 00:24:28.315 --> 00:24:33.320
  • I'm telling you, I'm notgiving you these principles
  • 00:24:33.420 --> 00:24:36.257
  • to tell you straighten upand live right.
  • 00:24:36.357 --> 00:24:38.325
  • I'm telling you,Jesus took your punishment,
  • 00:24:38.425 --> 00:24:40.694
  • and now, keeping theseprinciples will give you
  • 00:24:40.794 --> 00:24:44.231
  • a deeper relationship with Godand with other people.
  • 00:24:44.331 --> 00:24:47.167
  • God is sucha God of grace.
  • 00:24:49.336 --> 00:24:51.739
  • He gives us theseTen Commandments,
  • 00:24:51.839 --> 00:24:53.874
  • but He gave them to Israelafter He delivered them.
  • 00:24:53.974 --> 00:24:57.411
  • In the same way, Jesus byHis blood, has delivered us
  • 00:24:57.511 --> 00:25:01.916
  • and now God in His gracegives us principles for living.
  • 00:25:02.016 --> 00:25:06.320
  • Principles that enhance ourrelationship with Him
  • 00:25:06.420 --> 00:25:09.323
  • and our relationshipwith others.
  • 00:25:09.423 --> 00:25:12.026
  • I am so proud ofyou for watching.
  • 00:25:12.126 --> 00:25:14.228
  • Please join me next time.
  • 00:25:14.328 --> 00:25:15.896
  • I'm going to continuethis series,
  • 00:25:15.996 --> 00:25:17.665
  • "Relationship Through God'sTop Ten".
  • 00:25:17.765 --> 00:25:18.832
  • ANNOUNCER: Thank you for joiningus for today's program
  • 00:25:21.402 --> 00:25:22.503
  • as Pastor Robert shares amessage from his series
  • 00:25:22.603 --> 00:25:24.838
  • "Relationship".
  • 00:25:24.939 --> 00:25:27.007
  • God really loves you and wantsto have a closer relationship
  • 00:25:27.107 --> 00:25:29.743
  • with you, however, when we thinkof the ten commandments,
  • 00:25:29.843 --> 00:25:32.746
  • many of us think of a list ofrules telling us what not to do.
  • 00:25:32.846 --> 00:25:36.183
  • But the truth is, God designedthe ten commandments as a way
  • 00:25:36.283 --> 00:25:39.553
  • for us to have a relationshipwith Him.
  • 00:25:39.653 --> 00:25:42.389
  • You are so valuable to God,and His plan for your life
  • 00:25:42.489 --> 00:25:45.125
  • has always been for you tothrive in your relationship
  • 00:25:45.225 --> 00:25:47.695
  • with Him, and in therelationships with people
  • 00:25:47.795 --> 00:25:50.297
  • around you.
  • 00:25:50.397 --> 00:25:51.699
  • In fact, relationship with youhas always been,
  • 00:25:51.799 --> 00:25:54.368
  • and always will be His numberone priority.
  • 00:25:54.468 --> 00:25:57.838
  • Throughout this in-depthteaching series, Pastor Robert
  • 00:25:57.938 --> 00:26:00.307
  • will walk you through the tencommandments,
  • 00:26:00.407 --> 00:26:02.276
  • and help you discover how eachcommandment is actually
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  • [Phone ringing]
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  • NARRATOR: One day you wake upasking yourself.
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  • WOMAN: When will it ever end?
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  • [Dishes clanking]No, no, no, no...
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  • It's due when?
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  • No, no, no, no,no, no, no, no!
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  • [Whimpering]
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  • [Clock ticking]
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  • [Snoring]
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  • Our fourth quarter TPS --SON: He followed me home.
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  • [Screaming]Can I keep him?
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  • WOMAN: So, when does it all end?
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  • I discovered itcan end every week.
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  • HUSBAND: Hey, tomorrow'sour day off.
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  • [Sighing]
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