What’s in a Name?

Tom Segers
July 11, 2021

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I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our visitors today. Thank you so much for being here.

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This last song that was sang.

Tells us just about everything. We need to know about Jesus.

In his name should be above all names. We know that for a fact he was the son of God. God was pleased with him. So before I begin my sermon, I just wanted to remind you of that.

The lesson today will be a discussion on what’s in a name.

And I also man’s think Soze.

That’s in quotes. Man’s think Soze.

First of all, I would like to start by turning to Romans 3 and verse 4

Let God be true, but every man a liar.

This will be one of the themes throughout my lesson today.

What is so important about the name of Jesus Christ and the name on the church?

When we are discussing the name, which should be on our church buildings were then discussing a Bible topic.

So all of our discussion today will be based on solely what the Bible says.

because in the day of judgement

Man’s think so’s quote-unquote. Man’s thinks those will have no part in God’s judgment. None whatsoever.

In John chapter 12 and verse 48 it is written. He that rejected me and receiveth not my words hath one that judgeth him.

The word that I have spoken the same shall judge him in the last day I think about that.

One of the most important subjects we can study today.

Is by what name should the church that Jesus Christ purchased with his own blood be called?

in Matthew 16 and verse 18

We will also read where Jesus was talking to Paul at this time.

And and because Paul he had asked the disciples. He said who do you say I am and they told him that he was Christ son of the Living God.

And then Jesus replied and said and I say also unto thee that thou art Peter.

And Upon This Rock I will build my church and the Gates of Hell shall not Prevail against it.

Common Sense will tell us

when we read this one verse

That we shouldn’t have any question.

About what name should be on the building.

But as you know, there are many many churches out there.

and every one of them it seems

It’s called by a different name.


listen carefully

if we were all truth Seekers.

It would be impossible for this to happen.

my question is

how many degrees in education?

Do we have to have before my church?

Can be changed into many.

What did Christ say? He said? I will Bill whose Church my church.

Is men smarter than God don’t think so.

This discussion today should be just as plain and simple as the nose on your face the words that are written in the Bible or true. God sent him down and was they was written down by the apostles.

and Isaiah back in the Old Testament

chapter 35 and verse 8

It was written to help explain some of these things about the education.

And a highway shall be there and a way and it shall be called the way of holiness.

The unclean shall not pass over it.

But it shall be for those the wayfaring men.

Though fools shall not are there in I think about that statement for a little bit.

Came from the Old Testament, but it applies here also.

Then again in Romans 3 and verse 4 which hopefully will use as a guideline.

the number one guideline in the discussion today

in Romans 3 and 4 of the Apostle. Paul says God forbid.

Let God be true, but every man a liar.

Now the question is why does Paul say this?

The answer is found in the rest of the verse.

That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

This verse is of the utmost importance for us to remember we should memorize this verse.

And we should use it and let it be our guideline in all of our studies.

If we don’t there’s only one other course left to follow.

And that is man’s think so.

Let that sink in a little bit. If you don’t follow what is said here man’s think so. So take over.

And that leads to spiritual death.

Right now this day and time in the world. There’s a religious movement going on.

That says and teaches less remove the name and everything from the church. That offends other people.

So if something offends someone in the church, then remove it that’s what they’re saying.

So all churches can be unified and worship together.

Then it goes a little bit further. It don’t just stop right there goes a little bit further.

Says less remove Christ name from our buildings because why it’s offensive to the denominational churches.

So they’re telling us take Christ’s name out of there get get it off of the building said it offends people.

Whose decision is this?

Is it man’s or gods?

It’s man’s decision to take Christ name off the building this his decision.

How do we know this?

Because it is not in the Bible.

Something else that is also important about the name of a church.

We will discuss.

And we will not look in the books that meant it written.

We will only begin our search and end it in the Bible.

Man’s writings today books. I’ve written speeches. They made no need to listen to that. Listen to what the word of God says. It’s written in the Bible plain and simple.

God’s wisdom will give us the answers.

And many men out there today have successfully.

brought up things about Bible truth and tried their best to

Make them not so.

The Apostle Paul said in Romans 3 and verse 4. I’m going to repeat this again because it’s something you need to remember.

Let God be true.

and every man a liar

That’s exactly what we’re going to do in this discussion.

God’s truth men’s lies

There’s so much truth on this subject in the Bible that is kind of hard to decide where to start so.

I found another example here where Christ his name is written over 500 times in the New Testament.

That fact alone should let us all know how important Christ is to every open-minded baptize believing Christian.

in John chapter 4 verse 23 and 24

it states but the hour cometh and now is when

when the true worshippers shall worship the father in spirit and in truth.

For the father seeketh such to worship Him.

Verse 24 states God is a spirit.

And they that worship Him must Worship in spirit and Truth.

So we looking for the truth. You not going to find it in man’s Wisdom is not there.

the importance that God plays his own truth

as stated by Jesus in John 14 and verse 6 where Jesus says I am the way.

the truth

and the life

No, man, cometh unto the father, but by me.

Now did we hear what Jesus just said and how important the name is?

You can’t get to the father if you don’t go through Jesus.

Can’t do it.

Listen carefully to what this verse says.

Jesus Christ is the way.

Jesus Christ is the truth.

Jesus Christ is the life.

No, man, cometh to the father but through the name of Jesus Christ and let that sink in for just a little bit. Think about it.

So now what does it mean? What does it do?

to remove Jesus Christ name from our church building

What does it do to the church?

the answer to that question is

that it don’t take any degrees of men in education to answer the question.

It removes the way.

It removes the truth and it removes the life.

What are we left with?

It leaves a man-made church with no way no truth.

And no life.

That means it is dead.

This is what wisdom of man leads to.

God it’s true man is a liar.

Keep that in mind.

in Luke 10 and verse 21

Jesus said

I think the old father.

Lord of Heaven and Earth that thou Hast hid these things from the wise and the prudent

And has revealed them unto babes even so.

Father for so it seemed good in thy sight.

In our present time we can easily see where worldly wisdom is leading us and that is way from Christ.

Again, we go back to John 14 and verse 6.

No, man, can come to the father except through me. That’s what Jesus said.

Why you trying to take his name off your building?

He purchased it with his blood he died for us.

What does this do to our prayer life if we remove the name of Christ from our building?

The answer is found in Ephesians 5 and verse 20.

Where it states giving thanks always for all things unto God and the father now listen closely to this.

In the name of who?

our Lord Jesus Christ

don’t remove him from the building.


What does that do to our prayer life?

If we keep believing this thing that you needed to remove his name, so what’s in a name?

We just read where Jesus says that no, man can come to God In Prayer except through the name of Christ. Now that being said

Wouldn’t that mean that our prayers to God would get no higher than the ceilings over a building?

If we remove his name.

You can’t reach God unless you go through Christ.

Take Christ out of the situation your parents go nowhere.


According to the words of Jesus his words are only hard to understand to those who refuse to hear his words. This is written in John chapter 8 verse 43

Why do you not understand my speech?

Even because you cannot hear my word.

So when we’re guilty of saying what’s so important about the name of church has this think about other verses on the name of Jesus Christ. There’s many of them. These are just a few that I’ve listed here.

Matthew 16 verse 16 Thou Art the Christ the son of the Living God

Matthew chapter 23 and verse 10

for one is your master even Christ.

John 1 verse 17 Grace and Truth came by who Jesus Christ

acts 10 verse 36 piece comes by who Jesus Christ

acts 15 and verse 11

Through Grace we are saved by who again Jesus Christ.

Romans 3 and verse 24 Redemption is in who Jesus Christ?

Romans 5 and verse 6

Jesus Christ died for us

Are seven statements right there about Christ what he has done for us.

So those are the removing the name of Christ from the building. Apparently they don’t read their Bibles very much.

Because it’s just as plain as the nose on your face. It’s written.

Why would anyone?

Who is religious?

baptized and believes the word of God be willing to

Where any other name?

And then the name of the one who died for him.

Unbelievable what men think and do today?

I get a little emotional talking sometimes about this stuff because this really affects me.

Okay, if we were hearing voices like this, what a great way to keep peace and Harmony and all churches.

Is to just remove the name Christ from all of our churches are all of our buildings. These voices are not coming from God.

God did not say this.

in 1st Peter 5 and verse 8

The statement is be sober be vigilant.

Because your adversary the devil.

as a roaring lion walketh about

seeking whom he may devour when men’s words.

We need to have her mines program with the words of God.

Pick up the Bible daily and read at least one or two verses program your mind with God’s word.

If we are not truth-seekers Satan will find a way to get into our hearts with the wisdom of men. He’s out there looking he’s going to try to find a way.

You must always be alert to the divisive ways of the devil.

Jesus tells us in John chapter 10 verse 4

that his sheep hears his voice.

Be one of Christ’s sheep. Listen to his voice read his word study his words.

Romans chapter 6 and verse 9

Jesus Christ was raised from the dead.

Romans 6:23

eternal life is through Jesus Christ.

Are we still listening?

Romans 7:24 through 25

We were delivered from the law of sin and death through Jesus Christ.

Romans 10 verse for Christ is the end of the law. What law are we talking about here?


Christ took it out of existence was nailed to the cross with him whenever he was crucified on the cross.

Romans 14 verse 10

fact we shall all stand before the Judgment seat of Christ in the end.

So it’s pretty important that we keep his name on our buildings. We keep his name in our heart. We always strive to do what Christ wants us to do.

Okay. So now some of these people in the church at Corinth were doing some bad things.

and since they were doing all of these things

Paul wrote and Epistles to them trying to straighten them out.

Now, how do you think that people today that remove the name of Christ from their buildings?

He’s going to feel.

Could be like Jesus said in Luke 23 and verse 30.

Jesus said then shall they begin to say to the mountains?

fall on us

into the hills cover us.

1st Corinthians 1 verse 24

Christ is the power of wisdom.

1st Corinthians 4 and verse 15 we are begotten by Christ.

Matthew 3 verse 11

Jesus Christ baptizes us with the Holy Spirit

Romans 8 and verse 9 If any man have not the spirit of Christ

He is none of him.

So what kind of condition does this leave the person in that has removed the name of Christ from their church building. What kind of condition does that leave them in?

If you start in First Corinthians, and you read all the way through the first three chapters, you’ll find out a whole lot of answers there. I’m not going to go through all of those right now. I’m just going to pick a few.

Because he was talking to the church at Corinth on this subject.

I will start in First Corinthians chapter 3 and verse 16.

No, no, you not that you are the temple of God this now he’s talking to the church in Corinth in these talk to the Corinthians here.

And that the spirit of God dwelleth in you.

If any man defile the temple of God him shall God destroy


For the temple of God is Holy.

which Temple ye are

This still applies today.

If you’re a baptized believer you believe in Christ. You are the temple of God. Do not defile it put yourself in danger.

1st Corinthians chapter 3 and verse 9

Paul says for we are laborers together with God.

Ye are God’s husbandry?

Ye are God’s Building?

Okay, so now we’re talking about building.

You going to remove Jesus from God’s Building?

Think so.

Man’s thinks those are really really strange aren’t they?

Listen to God. He’s the truth teller.

This is a the most important question in the New Testament answer.

and that is

it’s so important that the holy spirit of God has the Apostle Paul.

To use the first four chapters in First Corinthians answering this question.

That’s why I brought that up before read the first four chapters. That’s how it’s all explained in there.

It is of the utmost important as we begin reading to remove everything that we have heard men teach on these first four chapters.

Then listen solely.

to what Paul teaches

notice that Paul mentions the name of Christ 10 times in the first 10 verses

How important is Christ to Paul?

Apparently very important.

Because he wanted to show them how important the name of Christ was compared to men’s names. That’s why Paul did this that’s why he wrote this.

Now let’s start off in I’m going to read a few verses here.

First and starting in First Corinthians chapter 1 verse 1. Paul was called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ.

Verse 2 you could rent the ins were Sanctified in who Christ.

Verse 3 Grace and peace came from God and Jesus Christ.

Again, Paul chooses to say the grace of God, which was given to you by Jesus Christ.

Okay, we are enriched by him.

The testimony of Christ was confirmed in you.

Verse 7 you Corinthians are waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Verse 8 that you may be blameless in the day of Jesus Christ.

Verse nine states you Corinthians are called to Fellowship by Jesus.

Verse 10. Paul says I beg you in the Name of Christ.

That you all speak the same thing and there be no divisions among you.

Remain this one.

in word and In Deed

Paul brought all of these things to the attention of the church there and tried to help them correct their error of their ways.

Christ is the only one and not man.

Who has done all of these important things for them?

so therefore

it has to be Christ.

in 2nd, Timothy 3:16

All scripture is by is given by inspiration of God.

Now, let’s notice one other fact that’s written in there and it is profitable for Doctrine.

for reproof

for correction

for instruction in righteousness

that the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

How long will these instructions from the holy spirit being effect?

Matthew 24:35 gives you the answer.

Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Pretty emphatic, right?

So this mean

the these instructions given here by Paul will last till the end of the world in every generation.

It will always remain the same.

The reason Holy Spirit mentions the name of Christ ten times and the first ten verses is by no accident.

The Holy Spirit knows exactly what he is doing and he wants these Christians at Corinth to know just how important Christ is to the church.

And then when he points out to them the error of their ways it would be much easier for them to understand what he is saying to them.

What is the error?

That the Holy Spirit wants to point out to the Corinthians.

Answer First Corinthians chapter 1 verse 11 for it has been declared unto me of you my brethren by them, which are of the House of Chloe that there are contentions contentions among you.

This is the first time.

in the New Testament

That we can read and find.

denominational practices mentioned in the Bible

First Corinthians, 1:12

Now I see that every one of you saith. I am appalled.

And I of Apollo’s.

And I of cephas.

And I of Christ.

Seems like a lot of Divisions there.

Let’s remember what the holy spirit said in verse 10 that you all speak the same thing.

That there be no divisions among you.

But that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and the same judgment.

Then in verse 13 of chapter 1 Corinthians question was asked.

Is Christ divided?

Was Paul crucified for you?

Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

Now we got to look at the to the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.

I was going to ask the Corinthians a few questions.

Number one question that he asked is Christ divided.

Okay, this word divided in the Greek.

according to Strong’s Concordance

means to part

to a portion

to disunite to differ

or the difference between given parts.

In the new world dictionary the word divided means separated into Park.


differing and opinions

both of these references come out with the same meaning.

Was Paul crucified for you second question.

Their answer to that question would definitely have to be no. Were you baptized in the name of Paul?

According to what? We just read their answer would have to be no to the third question.

How amazing it is?

that the Holy Spirit can settle

a serious problem like this

All you have to do is read the scriptures.

and decide

so now question comes what’s so important?

About the name that the church is called. Bye.

Do we really understand or know what men’s problems today are?

It seems to me that we put too much important importance on the amount of degrees in education that certain men have.

I’ve heard several people say

that a certain person that they know has a doctor’s degree in the Bible.

And what he believes and teaches.

Is good enough for them?

Here we go. Man’s think so.

Not good.

Go back to Romans 3 verse 4.

Let God be true.

Every Man a liar. I don’t care how much education they got their not smarter than God.

God’s mind is like a tape recorder.

He remembers everything.

So let’s read in 1st Corinthians 1:23 where it is written by Paul where he says, but we preach Christ crucified unto the Jews a stumbling block.

and unto the Greeks foolishness

But unto them, which are called both Jews and Greeks Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

So Paul’s not talking to these people through a man’s voice.

It’s through God’s word. He’s telling them, you know, the wisdom of God is a whole lot wiser than men’s.

Who are the called of God?

Those who hear and obey and does.

his word

Who are those who answer not the call of God?

Those who think that they’re think so those are just as important as the words of God and they refuse to obey it.

1st Corinthians chapter 1 verse 29 states that no flesh should glory in his presence.

Don’t let man step in there and try to take all the glory away from God. No, we’ve got to fight against that.

1st Corinthians chapter 1 verse 31 says

According as it is written.

He that glorieth let him glory in the Lord.

Put the Lord first. Don’t let man tried to take all the glory away from Christ cuz he not that don’t work.

1st Corinthians chapter 2 and verse 2

Paul says to the Corinthians for I determined not to know anything among you.

Save Jesus Christ and him crucified because that’s what Paul preached. He preached Jesus Christ and him crucified.

The holy spirit says through Paul.

Let there be no divisions among you as First Corinthians 1 verse 10.

question to you

and we become so blind to the truth.

It will hear become just like the church in Corinth.

A lot of these churches out there apparently have done just what they did in Corinth.

Don’t be blind. Open your eyes. Can you see get you a pair of glasses so you can look around like I do.

the Holy Spirit condemn them

further actions

1st Corinthians chapter 2 verse 4 Paul says and my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s Wisdom.

but in demonstration of the spirit and Power

verse 5 that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

Don’t put your faith in men.

They cannot save you.

Only Jesus Christ can put your faith in him.

if all the preachers had this same mine that Paul had

and we’re as bold as Paul was.

They were not be all of these denominations in the world today.

There would be only one Church.

And it would be called by the name of the one whose name. We were baptized in.

The one who was crucified for us.

And that name was Christ.


so Paul continues talking to the Corinthians here in verse First Corinthians chapter 3 verse 3. He says for ye are yet carnal?

For whereas there is among you envying and strife and division. Are ye not carnal and walk as men?

For a while one saith this is First Corinthians 3 verse 4 for y one saith. I am of Paul.

And another I am of Apollo’s are you not carnal?

Do you not follow after men?

Who then is Paul and who is Apollo’s but ministers by whom ye believed even as the lord gave them to every man.

Verse 5 Verse 6 I have planted. This is Paul talking. He said I have planted.

Apollos watered

But God gave the increase.

verse 7

So then neither is he that planteth anything?

Neither he that Waters.

But God that giveth the increase verse 8 now, he that planteth and he that watereth are one.

Here comes that number one again.

And every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.

verse 9

for we are laborers together with God.

Ye are God’s husbandry?

And ye are God’s Building.

There’s building again.

If you’re God’s Building.

White Jesus is name on it.

Paul said some of them planted and some of them watered, but they were all one in Christ.

all this still talking about the name in which the church and obedient Believers should use

First Corinthians, 3:11

Stacy pretty clearly

for other Foundation can no man lay

then that is laid which is

Jesus Christ

powerful verse

there is only one foundation for the church and it was laid by Jesus Christ.

So, please don’t call yourself.

Buy some other man’s name.

Because he did not lay the foundation for the church.

Christ only one

all these man-made names and stuff

Be careful if you follow them.

this comes down to

Basically tradition of men, okay.

in Colossians chapter 2 and verse 8

says beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit.

after the tradition of men

after the rudiments of the world and not after Christ.

Beware, he’s given us a warning.

This word tradition in the Greek word study means teachings of men.

Okay. Now let’s read from 2 verses that we’ve been discussing kind of go back over a little bit here won’t be long. I’ll be through.

1st Corinthians 3 and verse 16 know ye not that ye are the temple of God and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you verse 17 If any man defile the temple of God him shall God destroy.

for the temple of God is Holy which Temple ye are

because Paul says that the Holy Spirit dwells in our Temple.

And the Holy Spirit is Holy.

So this would make our Temple holy.

Would it not?

Then what does Paul say will happen to us? If we give some man the glory instead of giving God or Christ the glory for our Holy Temple?

What does Paul say will happen to us?

He said that will defile our temple of God and if we continue doing that God will destroy those. Who do this.

Therefore let no man glory in men.

for all things are yours

found in 1st Corinthians chapter 2 chapter 3 verse 21 continuing in verse 22 whether Paul or Apollo’s.

Or cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come all are yours?

verse 23 cleans the do

and ye are Christ.

And Christ is God.

And we still listening to the words that God has to say.

Are we letting it the word of God go through one ear and out the other and not letting the word into our hearts as Jesus said they were doing there in Corinth.

Don’t just let the word of God go in one ear and right out the other and then when you walk out you find out yeah and learned nothing.

We are Christ. That means we do not belong to men.

So what name should we wear on our Temple?

Your body is a temple of Christ.

What name should you place on that Temple?

the one that we belong to

That’s who goes there.

And Paul says that is Christ.

Again, the holy spirit makes this very simple and plain.

We should be learning the importance of what’s in a name. It is my prayer that those of you that are listening.

And those of you who will read the scriptures that the Holy Spirit has revealed to us.

That we will never let the devil belittle the name of Christ and our minds.

First Corinthians five and seven states for Christ is our Passover Lamb.

What condition does it leave us in when we remove the name of Christ from our church buildings?

We have just removed the only perfect sacrifice.

That takes away our sins.

Remove Christ name from your building.

You just remove the perfect sacrifice.

Hebrews 10 verse 26

far if we willfully after that for if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.

Is this Hebrews 10:26?

verse 27 States

but a certain fearful looking for

of judgment and fiery indignation

which shall Devour the adversaries?

It’s a little scary.

I think so.

verse 28

he that despised Moses law.

dad without Mercy

under two or three Witnesses

verse 29

Of how much sorer punishment suppose ye shall he be thought worthy who hath trodden Under Foot the son of God?

Which is Christ?

And hath counted the blood of the Covenant wherewith he was Sanctified an Unholy thing.

And hath done despite unto the spirit of Grace.

another question

What is the difference in trodden Under Foot the Son of God and removing the name of Christ from our church building? What’s the difference?


when we do this

We have removed the name of the one who tasted spiritual death for everyone of us.

It’s found in Hebrews 2:9.

But we see Jesus who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death crowned with Glory and Honor.

Now listen to the rest of the verse.

That he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

in Isaiah 59:2

it’s written down says but your iniquities have separated between you and your God and your sins have hidden his face from you that he will not hear you.

Who was it that came and the deliver does delivered us from this terrible condition who came and delivered us?


It was crashed.

So the ones that are saying what’s in the name and the ones who are removing Christ name from their building and our beginning of movement that entirely removes the grace of God from a lost and dying world.

in John chapter 4 and verse 42

we know that is indeed the Christ the savior of the world.

They just removing him as a savior.

I would not be guilty.

Of encouraging this movement that is being started by men.

It’s think about this.

These men were at one time.


and then through their obedience to this same Christ were saved.

And now have turned against the very one.

And the Very name of the person who love them.

By suffering on that cross and shedding his blood for them.

I got to go back to Matthew chapter 7 and verse 6.

as a reminder

Jesus said this

give not that which is holy unto the dogs.

Neither cast ye your Pearls Before Swine.

That’s they trample them under their feet.

And turn again and Rend you.

pretty wise

this should help us to see what we’re doing when we say what’s in a name.

Men’s think Souls.

And then after you say, what’s in a name you take the next step.

And you’ll remove Christ name from your building that’s belittling Christ.

When are we?

Open-minded baptized Believers going to become bold enough.

To take a stand against these bold ones.

Who are trying their best to be little?

The name of Christ we need to stand up.

In Matthew 11 and verse 28 some words from our Savior Jesus Christ.

Where he says come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.

Earth 29 take my yoke upon you and learn of me for I am meek and lowly in heart.

And ye shall find rest unto your soul.

Verse 30 for my yoke is easy.

And my burden is light.

Hebrews 6

verses four through six

for it is impossible for those who were once enlightened and have tasted of the Heavenly gift and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the world to come if they shall fall away to renew them to renew them again unto repentance seeing they crucify themselves the Son of God afresh and put him to open shame.

second Timothy verse three through four

for the time will come when they will not endure sound Doctrine.

but after their own lust

They should have Heap to themselves teachers having itching ears.

Verse 4 and they shall turn away their ears from the truth.

And shall be turned unto Fables.

Matthew 17 verses 1 through to Jesus Christ is the same person who was transfigured upon a high mountain.

And his face did shine as the sun.

And his Remnant was as white as the light.

And then God said some things about Christ which are written down in Matthew chapter 17 and verse 5 where God said, this is my beloved Son.

In whom I am well pleased hear ye him.

Do we have open mind when that verse was read?

If not, open your mind up Let it sink in.

God made three very important points here.

Number one. God said this is my beloved Son.

Number two, I to God am pleased with him.

Number three, he said hear ye him. Listen to what he’s got to say.

Okay, while we’re basking in the light of what Jesus said in Matthew 11:28.

And then we read what God had to say about this man Christ. And then we hear Cries From big-time religious men who have written many books.

And many degrees attached to their name saying remove the name of this man Christ from your church building.

Really unbelievable.

That man can think that way.

Why did these men say?

That this needs to be done.

Because it is offensive.

to mankind

Christ was not offensive to God.

have we now we have a major decision to make

will we let God be true, but every man a liar are we let man be true and make God out a liar.

As we all know as a went over.

It takes many degrees in education to come up with the wrong answer this question.

We’ve done one over that.

Now, let’s read what Jesus said in Matthew 11 and verse 6 blessed. Is he whosoever shall not be offended in me?

What does the word blessed mean in the Greek it means receiving God’s favor fortunate.

It is good.

To be in God’s favor and the last word is happy.

How could man improve on this?

He can’t it be impossible.

As for me and my house.

The name of Christ will remain on our Temple.

so this teaching

would make these preachers and teachers blind leaders.

What does Christ say about that?

Matthew 15 verse 14 is Jesus response

He says let them alone. They be blind leaders of the Blind and if the blind lead the blind both shall fall in the ditch.

And again Christ is not through talking yet goes in Matthew 18 and verse 6. He says but whosoever shall offend one of these.

Little ones which believe in me.

It were better for him that a millstone be tied around his neck.

And that he were drowned and the depth of the sea.

There are many today.

Who believe in Christ who are offended in this new moment movement that is spreading through the church. We need to think about this and stand up for Christ.

read in Matthew 18 verse 11

the son of man, which is Christ is come to save that which is lost.

What are we what are the laws going to think when they pass by our church building and Christ name has been removed from it.

Because those that are lost out there.

They know who it is. It can save them.

They know it whether they act on it or not. That’s up to us to get them in here.

Brethren what we should do

is to let the last know that we have not removed the name of Christ from our building.

We should put the name of Christ up in flashing lights.

on our building

So everyone who passes by will know that Christ is alive and well.

at this place

again, praise the Lord for all the bowl obedient baptized believers who are standing up against this movement.

Matthew 13 verse 41

the son of man shall send forth his angels and they Shall Gather out of his kingdom all things that offend them.

which do iniquity

did you notice who was going to be removed from the church?

His name was not Christ.

It was those who offend other people.

Why was Christ crucified on the cross?

Because his message was offensive to some people.

God did not say our remove the name of Christ from the message and the offense will cease.


that’s exactly what some men have done today.

They have removed the name of Christ from their Church buildings. And then they say the offense is now ceased.

Why did the apostles died a violent death from the hands of men?


Because their message about a man whose name was Christ.

What’s offensive to some?

the Apostle Paul wrote in 2nd Corinthians chapter 2 I mean 11:24

Before he was killed he wrote this down.

He stated of the Jews five times received. I forty Stripes save one.

Verse 25 three times was I beaten with rods.

Once was I stone three times I suffered shipwreck.

And that in a day I have been in the Deep.

verse 26

In journeying often in Perils of water in Perils of robbers.

in Perils of mine own countrymen

in perils by the heathen

in perils in the city

In perils in the wilderness in perils in the sea.

And in perils among false brethren.

verse 27

in weariness and painfulness in watchings often in hunger and thirst in fastings often in cold and nakedness.

verse 28 besides those things that are without

that which cometh upon me daily is the care of all the churches Paul went through a lot.

He stood bowl for Christ.

So these people who are asking what’s in the name are those who are removing the name of Christ from their building so that they can gain The Fellowship of the denominational churches.

Just take his name off there.

You’ll get favor from all these other denominations because

you’re just remove the one that can save you.

Okay question coming here getting close.

Where is our bonus?

Where’s our bonus at?

number two

Where is our love for the truth?

Are we true stickers hope so.

Where’s our love for it?

Three what has happened to our care for Christchurch?

What are we really saying to God? We remove Christ name from our church building.

What has happened to our shame?

men’s shame

crash wrote

in our said in Matthew 7 and verse 13

Enter ye in at the strait gate for wide is the gate and Broad is the way that leads to destruction and many there be that go there in.

Because Strait is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life and few there be that find it.

Now here’s the thing question.

These two verses are telling us there are two ways in this life.

Think about this now.

Christ Way

man’s thinks those think about these two.

One way is wide.

and Broad

and many there be that travel that road. Who do you think he’s talking about there?

Man’s Wisdom will lead you down the broad path.

The other way is straight and narrow and few will travel it. But this way leads to life.

Which way do you think?

When you expect to see the name of Christ removed from the church building.

That you’re going to spend your eternity.

think seriously

There’s many more verses and scriptures that could be used here. But if you continue too much longer.

People will get a little restless and probably won’t read it or listen, but it is my prayer that God will bless every one of you who have listened.

Hopefully with an open mind and receptive heart.

If you two have been offended by those who are seeing what’s in the name.

Or by those who have removed the name of Christ from their Church buildings, then let’s be just as bold as they are.

And stand up for Christ.

if we don’t

then the church that Christ built and shed his blood for.

Will become just another man-made Church.

We’ve got to stand up for Christ.

With that I will leave the listen with you.

I hope and pray that things that I have said here.

Have entered into your heart.

If you have any questions about anything that I have said come and talk to me about it. We will look in the scriptures and find it.

If there are any one.

Out there than these our prayers.

These are helping anyway.

Or needs to come to Christ.

We will do everything we can.

to help you in that

Thank you so much for your attention.

And I’ll close with that.