God Is My Everything
Don Ruhl • Savage Street, Grants Pass, Oregon • January 27, In the year of our Lord Christ, 2019
- [Preliminary remarks based on last week’s sermon]
- Jehovah Jireh
14 And Abraham called the name of the place, The–LORD–Will–Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided” (Genesis 22.14).
- Jehovah Rophe
26 “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you” (Exodus 15.26).
- Jehovah Nissi
15 And Moses built an altar and called its name, The–LORD–Is–My–Banner… (Exodus 17.15).
- Jehovah M’Kaddesh
7 “Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God. 8 And you shall keep My statutes, and perform them: I am the LORD who sanctifies you” (Leviticus 20.7–8).
- Jehovah Shalom
24 So Gideon built an altar there to the LORD, and called it The–LORD–Is–Peace. To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites (Judges 6.24).
- Jehovah Tsebaioth
45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied” (1 Samuel 17.45).
See James 5.4
- “Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD,
“That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness;
A King shall reign and prosper,
And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.
6 In His days Judah will be saved,
And Israel will dwell safely;
Now this is His name by which He will be called:
THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”
- The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
- Jehovah Shamma
35 “All the way around shall be eighteen thousand cubits; and the name of the city from that day shall be: THE LORD IS THERE” (Ezekiel 48.35).
- Jesus (7 “I am” sayings)
- The Bread of Life
35 And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst” (John 6.35).
- The Light of the World
12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8.12).
- The Door of the Sheep
7 Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture” (John 10.7–9).
- The Good Shepherd
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep” (John 10.11).
- The Resurrection and the Life
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11.25–26).
- The Way, The Truth, The Life
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14.6).
- The True Vine
1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit” (John 15.1–2).
- The Bread of Life
- Know Jesus, Know the Father
7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him” (John 14.7).