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Why is God called ‘The Creator’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘The Creator’.   God is often called the ‘Creator’ in the Bible. For example, God’s priest Melchizedek said to Abram: ‘Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of […]

Why is God called ‘Wonderful Counselor’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘Wonderful Counselor’.   Isaiah the prophet prophesied a number of names about God’s Son: ‘For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the […]

Why is God called the ‘Redeemer’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘Redeemer’.   God is often called the ‘Redeemer’ of the Israelites, particularly in the Book of Isaiah.   So what does it mean that God is the Redeemer of […]

Why is God called the ‘Author of Life’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘The Author of Life’.   When the Apostle Peter is preaching to the Jews in Jerusalem he says: ‘The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our […]

Why is God called the ‘God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’.   When Moses approaches the burning bush in Exodus 3, God speaks to Moses and reveals who he is. We read: ‘“Do […]

Why is God called the ‘Blessed One’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, the ‘Blessed One’.   Before his death, Jesus is put on trial before the religious council. He is accused of blasphemy and questioned. We then read: ‘Again the high […]

Why is God called ‘The King of Israel’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘King of Israel’.   The Israelites were the descendants of Jacob (also known as Israel), the grandson of Abraham. For a long time, the Israelites lived under the leadership […]

Why is God called ‘The Word’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘The Word’.   When the Apostle John opens his account of the life of the Son of God, John starts with the tremendous statement: ‘In the beginning was the […]

Why is God called ‘Rabbi’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘Rabbi’.   When the Son of God was on earth, his disciples often referred to him as ‘Rabbi’. But what does ‘Rabbi’ mean?   The Apostle John actually tells […]

Why is God called ‘The Son of Man’

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘The Son of Man’.   Jesus often refers to himself as ‘The Son of Man’. For example, in John’s gospel, Jesus refers to himself in this way when he […]