Sermon transcript segment on The Name of the Lord:
When eventually the children of Israel would reach the Promised Land, in Deuteronomy, God says, ‚ÄúWhen you get there, and when eventually you have rest from all of your enemies, I want you to build a place where you can gather to worship. And that place that the LORD your God shall choose for you is the place where I will make my name dwell. And you‚Äôll worship me there.‚ÄĚ So fast forward to the time of King Solomon. King David has been along. King David has defeated the enemies. There‚Äôs peace in the land. Solomon says, ‚ÄúI intend to build a house for the name of the LORD my God.‚ÄĚ Build a house for the name. And that place will be called, ‚ÄėThe house for my Name‚Äô, as God said. Solomon builds the temple. And the one who does not dwell in the heavens or the heaven of heavens dwells on the earth. And that temple becomes the place where he says, ‚ÄėThat is where my name is.‚Äô So the name of the LORD is a created thing. It‚Äôs a created mental entity. It‚Äôs a created category in order to communicate something of the being of God. The being of God can be thought like this: there is God, and there is his name. ‚ÄúIf one cannot see the Lord and live, and yet people are seeing the Lord and not dying, who is this visible image of the Lord that is being seen?‚ÄĚ
Another worshipful sermon on the Doctrine of God A Trinitarian Debate has heated up, as if the early Church Fathers have to do their ancient work all over again. Do we in our generation ever need to revisit what God has revealed about himself!
Dr. Liam Goligher began serving as Senior Minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church in May of 2011. He previously pastored churches in Ireland, Canada, England, and his native Scotland.
Dr. Goligher has been closely involved in Bible teaching and evangelistic ministry among...