Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study - January 8th, 2019
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Hope's Coffee Café - coffee/tea bar in the foyer from 6:30-6:55 PM • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Wednesday 7:00 PM
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Series Introduction:
"What's In a Name?"
(Genesis 32:22-30)

Why focus on names?
Because Biblical names carried significant meaning. A person's name is synonymous with a person's character and or actions.

Who gave you your name? Why that one?

Divinely inspired name changes include...
• Abram became Abraham (father of many nations)
• Simon became Cephas/Peter (rock)
• Jacob, His name means supplanter (today we would use the term "conman")

Jacob, the Double-barreled Conman:
#1 He conned his brother, Esau. (See Genesis 25:29-34)
#2 He conned his daddy, Isaac. (See Genesis 27)
WHAT DID JACOB FEAR MOST IN LIFE?
God changed Jacob's name to Israel (Prince with God or One who prevails with God)
What did Jacob fear most in life?
GETTING WHAT HE DESERVED!
Whose opinion of you matters most?
If it's not already... make it God's!
He may not rename you, but He has or will _______ you!

redeem - to free from the consequences of sin
remake - to make anew
receive - to permit to enter a relationship with
reorient - change the focus or direction of
reassure - say or do something to remove your doubt or fear
repurpose - to give a new purpose
What's in a name?

When it comes to God...
A TREASURE TROVE OF INFORMATION!