Another Sermon for the Starving Bible Believing Christians All Over the World Wide Web
2005 - Touchet Baptist Church, Touchet, Washington - Pastor Mike Paulson - 2005
Learning the way of God more perfectly - Acts 18:26 with the Scriptures Rightly Divided - II Timothy 2:15

"I AM's" are "STILL IS's"
Part III
Rightly Dividing His Name
Living WITH Christ, one must KNOW Christ personally, not just know about Him!
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life:
he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
John 11:25
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 14:6

Rightly Dividing the word of truth will lead you to the real Christ

Warning of False Christs:
Matthew 24:24  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Mark 13:22  For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
II Corinthians 11:13  For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
Revelation 2:1,2  Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;  I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

Warning of Antichrists:
I John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
I John 2:22  Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
I John 4:3  And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
II John 1:7  For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

His Name
    personal name by birth (Matthew 1:21; Luke 1:31)
    means "saviour - salvation"
    700 x in NT
        600+ in Gospels alone - of course, it was His earthly life

    Greek word for Hebrew Messiah - "anointed" - a title
    50x in Gospels
    300+ in Epistles

    only a few - 5,6x - in Gospels and used by Peter John , etc. mostly as they knew Him then
    His new position of exhaltation and glorification

    almost Paul only - as Paul knew Him in glory, etc.
    (not found in gospels)

    Matthew 28:18  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
    Lord - authority; Jesus - man; Christ - glory

    Is He?  I Corinthians 1:2,9; 9:1; Romans 1:3; 5:21; 6:11, 23; 7:25; I Timothy 1:2

Do you want to keep learning more of the way of God more perfectly?
Ok, let's keep going!

Rightly Dividing the Name of Christ
Explain:   Are these true in your life today?  No?  Why not?
John 14:13,14  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
John 15:16   Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
FOR His name's sake
John 15:21 - persecuted because for...
Acts 15:26 - hazarded their lives
Acts 21:13 - die for
IN His name
I Corinthians 5:4 - when gathered
I Corinthians 6:11 - justified
Ephesians 5:20 - giving thanks
Colossians 3:17 - do ALL
II Thessalonians 3:6 - withdraw
Acts 16:18 - commanded bad spirits out
Acts 4:18 - teach
Acts 3:6; Mark 9:39 - do miracles
John 10:25 - Jesus did His Father's work in...
AT the name of
Philippians 2:10 - bow
BY His name
I Corinthians 1:10 - speak same thing by...
Acts 4:30 - do signs and wonders by...

Magnify - Acts 19:17
Name be glorified - II Thessalonians 1:12
Believe on - I John 3:23;
Preached - Acts 8:12
call upon - I Corinthians 1:2; Romans 10:13
life through His name - John 20:31

Now, let's finish this with John 16:16-33  Let Jesus explain His name to us for today!
It is all about John 14:26 - But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Finally, concerning the Holy Spirit - see John 16:13,14  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

And the clincher?
I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth:
for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Psalm 138:2