Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study - February 5th, 2020
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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Week 5
Names of God #3: EL-SHADDAI Pt. 2
<< PART 1 REVIEW >>

• Shaddai occurs almost 50 times in OT.
• It means sufficient and is translated Almighty.
• It is combined with El (God) in OT to make "God Almighty".
• The Greek Septuagint used the Greek word "ikanos", which means all-sufficient.
• El-Shaddai is the one who supplies all our needs.

1. God (El-Shaddai is the One who makes us Fruitful.
2. God (El-Shaddai) is the One who Blesses us.

If money wasn't an issue, what would you want most in life?
What would you do if what you cherish most was taken from you?

God's blessings are gifts that He is able to pour out or withhold according to His will.
Let’s consider two people whose lives were turned upside, down either directly or indirectly because of El-Shaddai.

Naomi
Let’s consider two people whose lives were turned upside, down either directly or indirectly because of El-Shaddai.

• Naomi
• Job

Job was upright, wealthy, and a godly example. He was allowed to be the target of Satan, when God chose to withhold His blessing of protection. Job lost his servants, livestock, and all his children.
See Job 1:1-19

» Job’s response to tragedy
Let’s consider two people whose lives were turned upside, down either directly or indirectly because of El-Shaddai.

• Naomi
• Job

» Job’s response to tragedy
» Job's physical affliction
Let's look at some of the interaction between El-Shaddai and Job, and Job and his “friends".
In Conclusion:

El-Shaddai's greatest blessing to us is Himself.
El-Shaddai's blessings are gifts, not earned commodities.
El-Shaddai will allow setbacks to purify our hearts and increase our gratitude before unleashing His greatest blessings on us.
El-Shaddai is the One who makes us fruitful and blesses us.