Desert Springs Community Church
Names of God - Jehovah
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  • Desert Springs Community Church
    14440 W Indian School Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395, USA
    Saturday 5:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 AM, Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
The Name: Jehovah

· The word translated LORD, is the Hebrew word Yahweh (YHWH) which is rendered Jehovah in the English language

· Jehovah is the proper name of God

· Jehovah is a verb, not a noun, taken from the Hebrew word “to be”

· The name Jehovah is closely tied to His attribute of Holiness (Psalm 11:7, Isaiah 6:3)


The Story: Moses and the Burning Bush (Exodus 3)

· God chose the descendants of Abraham to be His people

· God blesses and grows the Jews while they live in Egypt

· Because they were blessed by God, the Jews were persecuted by Pharaoh (Exodus 1)

· God uses Pharaoh’s daughter to protect Moses (Exodus 2)

· Moses kills an Egyptian who was beating a Jew and had to flee out of Egypt

· God reveals Himself to Moses as “Jehovah” through a burning bush

· Moses asks God His name and God answers “Jehovah” (Exodus 3:14)

· Historically, this is the first time God has revealed Himself by this name Jehovah (Exodus 6:2-7)


The Takeaway: A Personal, Caring, Holy God

· Because God is Jehovah, He desires a personal relationship with you (John 8:58, John 17:3, Matthew 7:22-23)

· BUT, to know Jehovah you must come on His terms, not yours (Psalm 138:6)

· An ongoing, personal relationship with Jehovah will help keep you from the sin that wants to destroy your life

· Jehovah cares about your circumstances and will provide what you need (1 Peter 5:7)