What’s In a Name?

In Sermon Audio by Zach Guiler1 Comment

Key Verse: John 10.16-18


  1. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet…” (Romeo and Julliet)
  2. His point was names are meaningless, what really matters is what is on the inside.
  3. While this might be true with cereal, some names are very important.
  4. Like “Christian” the name God gave his followers.


  1. “You got it from your father, it was all he had to give. So it’s yours to use and cherish for as long as you may live.” (Jn. 10.16-18, 30; Phil. 2.7)
  2. “If you lost the watch he gave you it can always be replaced; but a black mark on your name can never be erased.” (Col. 4.5-6)
  3. “It was clean the day you took it and a worthy name to bear. When he got it from his father there was no dishonor there.“
  4. “So make sure you guard it wisely, after all is said and done, you’ll be glad the name is spotless when you give it to your son.” (Ps. 78.1-8).


  1. A good name is a challenge to live up to.
  2. The Christian name is a challenge to live a Christ centered life!
  3. Are you doing everything you can to make sure your Christian name remains spotless?


  1. God bless you brother. Outstanding. My prayers are always with you and family.

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