Names of God

“Poimen Kalos”

Good Shepherd

 

“Poimen Kalos" is a name that God uses to describe Himself. This name reminds us both of our own vulnerability and Jesus’ watchful, protecting care. It evokes a sense of belonging, intimacy and trust. He really is our good shepherd.

“Philos”

Friend

 

Jesus is not only Lord but the greatest of all friends. He willingly proved His friendship by His death on the cross.

 

The word “philos” means friend and occurs 28 times in the New Testament. It describes the close relationship that exists among friends. 

Kyrios”

Lord

 

Kyrios is a name that scripture uses 717 times to describe Jesus as “Lord”. Here is one example:

 

Philippians 2.9-11

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Leon Ek Tes Phyles Iouda

“Lion Of The Tribe Of Judah”

 

We are studying the various names that God uses to describe Himself in scripture. In Biblical days, names could have a descriptive nature. The name we are looking at today describes the mighty power of Jesus and His ability to defend His people.

 

Revelation 5.1-5

Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” 3 And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, 4 and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. 5 And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”

“Aster Lampros Proinos”

Bright Morning Star

* When was the last time you went “star gazing”?

* Where were you?

* What stars or constellations did you see?

 

Note: there are multiple free “star gazer” apps for your phone that are fun to try out with the kids/grand kids.

 

In the last chapter of Revelation, Jesus uses a name that refers to Himself as the bright and morning star. In ancient times, the morning star was thought of as a herald of the new day, signaling the dawn of hope and joy. 

“Logos”

The Word

 

In Biblical times, a persons name would describe some aspect of the person. In our study, we are looking at the various names that God uses to describe Himself to us.

 

* Do you have a “nick name”?

* If you could pick another name, what would it be?

 

Scripture reading:

John 1

 

Ver. 1-3

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without
him was not any thing made that was made. 

Rhabbouni

“Teacher”

 

Introduction:

 

* Do you remember any of your teachers?

* How did they help you or impact your life?

 

The role of a teacher is to inspire, motivate, encourage and educate learners. Teachers serve many roles within a school environment. They have many challenges and deserve our respect and prayers.

 

In Biblical days, in order to be a teacher, one would apprentice under an existing Rabbi. Jesus simply laid His carpentry tools down and started teaching. Unlike other Rabbis who simply passed on teachings given to them, Jesus spoke with authority that startled many of His day. He demonstrated this authority from a young age when His knowledge astounded his teachers.

 

One of the reasons the Pharisees were so upset with Jesus is that He didn’t comply with their perceived formula for becoming a Rabbi. Thru time they had added their personal preferences to scripture. The curriculum had been corrupted…He came to correct their errors.

“Sar Shalom”
Prince of Peace

 

Hello everyone and welcome to our online Sunday School. We can’t wait until we can be together again like in the old days… three months ago! Until then, grab your Bible and a cup of coffee.

 

I think we’d all agree that there is a lot of division in our world. It seems each day brings a new divide over a wide array of subjects. There are times of peace but they don’t seem to last very long.

 

Who doesn’t long for peace? Isn’t it great when you’re at peace with your spouse? Isn’t it great when your family is at peace?

 

The Hebrew word for peace means much more than the absence of conflict and turmoil. Shalom conveys not only a sense of tranquility but also of wholeness and completion. To enjoy shalom is to enjoy health, satisfaction, success, safety and well being. 

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