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Discussion Guide — Exodus 20:7

Each week, these sermon discussion guides are made available to help you engage the sermon text more fully. For those in a small group, this is what your group will use as its jumping-off point. You are also encouraged to use this in the context of your own home, whether personally or as a family, as you seek to apply the message to your life.

Sermon Summary: Exodus 20:7

Main Ideas

I. God’s name carries power.

II. God’s name guarantees promise.

III. God’s name is our name.

Application Points

I. We do not tell God who he is; he tells us.

II. Everything God says, he does.

III. If you are in Christ, you have been adopted by God. Therefore, your eternity is personally guaranteed by God Himself.


“The name of the Lord represents his presence, a presence that render his people holy and set apart from the nations. The Lord does not merely require monotheistic faith and rejection of idol worship; he requires faithfulness that touches every aspect of the Israelites’ lives.” John Scott Redd

“God names things as though they are and then makes them that way.” — Russell Moore

“The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.” Revelation 3:12

Questions for Personal Response

  1. List some of the promises that God makes in the Bible. Which of these promises do you have trouble believing God will keep?

  2. Where are you ignoring in your daily life the power and promises that come with bearing God’s name?

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