Desert Springs Community Church
Names of God - Jehovah Shalom
Locations & Times
  • 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 Shalom

· Jehovah is the personal, intimate name of God

· Shalom is most often translated “Peace”, but also contains the idea of wholeness, complete contentment, satisfaction

· This peace comes from a wholeness in one’s relationship with God and that brings harmony with the rest of life (Isaiah 9:6)

The Story: Gideon Defeating the Midianites

· The book of Judges records a series of cycles the people of Israel follow

· Israel was oppressed by the nation of Midian for 7 years

· God chooses Gideon to lead His people in revolt to Midian

· Gideon meets Jehovah Shalom personally and it brings peace

· Gideon still struggled with fear as he grows in his knowledge and trust of Jehovah Shalom

· God specifically took Gideon to places of fear to reveal Himself as Jehovah Shalom

· God gives Gideon and Israel an incredible victory

The Takeaway: Peace with God leads to the peace of God

· True peace is only found in a personal relationship with God that is rooted in His grace (Romans 5:1, Ephesians 2:13-14a)

· Peace with God brings the peace of God as we live in our identity that we belong to Him

· The Lord will often push us to those points of fear in our life so that we can find Him faithful - He stretches us so we can experience Him as our Jehovah Shalom

· As we follow Jesus, no matter what we face in this life, we can experience Him as Jehovah Shalom (John 14:27, 16:33)