• Sermons

    What’s In A Name?

    What’s In a Name? There is power in naming. I believe it is a great blessing that a parent bestows on a child, so we took great care and much prayer in naming ours. The name Nicole is of Greek origin and means “victorious people.” It evolved into a French feminine of the masculine, Nicolas. The surname Nicole originates in Netherlands where it was notable for its various lineages, and associated status or influence. It seems it was likely derived from the goddess Nike who, in Greek mythology personifies victory, her Roman counterpart, Victoria. In the story of Zeus’ fight against the Titans, Nike and her sister, Bia (personification of force and raw power),…