Yahweh or Jehovah?

Ancient Hebrew was written without the vowels. This special name for God was written in Hebrew with the consonants YHWH.  German translations used the vowels JHVH. After not speaking this name for over 900 years, God’s people weren’t sure what vowels to add in. Since they often used Adonai as a replacement name for this sacred, unspoken name, they simply put the vowels of Adonai into the German translation to make Jehovah. Most scholars believe it should actually be translated as Yahweh. Continue reading Yahweh or Jehovah?

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Yahweh: God’s Personal Name

Yahweh is God’s personal and most sacred name, appearing more than 6,800 times in the Old Testament. It carries the reality that God is eternal, unchanging, and self-existent. It is also rich with the reality that He is holy and righteous to punish sin, and that He is love- ready to sacrifice and make a way for our relationship with Him to be restored. Continue reading Yahweh: God’s Personal Name

10 Ways to Pray for Las Vegas Survivors

The country is reeling from Sunday night’s shooting in Las Vegas leaving 59 people entering eternity, 527 injured, and thousands of others who fled for their lives terrified. I pray this Prayer Guide is a tool to help us to link hands before the throne of God and lift up all who are hurting. Continue reading 10 Ways to Pray for Las Vegas Survivors

When Merry isn’t Possible

As you pass through the lights and glitter of the season, if not you, someone around you is grieving. This season has a way of reminding all of us of what we have lost. Grief should be a welcome part of this season of joy, making the real meaning of the season sweeter. Continue reading When Merry isn’t Possible